The Jets will head into an already brutal matchup against the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs shorthanded, as Adam Gase announced that Bredshad Perriman (concussion) will be out, and Jamison Crowder (groin) will likely join him.
“It’s not looking great for Sunday,” Gase said on Crowder. “To be honest with you, I really felt good (Thursday) when we were in practice. (Crowder) was limited and we were trying to put him in a position of where we could figure out where he was at."
Crowder also missed last week's game against the Bills — a game the Jets had control of for a good portion of the game until their offense stalled out.
“I felt like he felt confident," Gase added. "When I spoke to him on Monday and Tuesday, he felt really good, like, ’I’m gonna be good. I’ll do stuff with the strength coaches on Wednesday, and Thursday I’ll be good to go.’
“There were some times that I felt like he looked very good and then there was a part of practicing, where he was like, ‘Hey, I’m feeling it a little bit.’ And then after practice, when I talked to him with the trainer, we were going to see how he felt today, and then obviously he doesn’t feel as good as we’re hoping.”
Gase said Crowder was held limited in practice in hopes of getting him game ready.
With Crowder and Perriman both likely out, Gase says this situation opens up “a great opportunity for a lot of dudes,” including second round pick Denzel Mims, who made his season debut last week.
Some other injury updates from Gase included safety Bradley McDougald (shoulder) and linebacker Blake Cashman (hamstring) as out, while offensive lineman Connor McGovern (non-Covid illness) is questionable.