Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm
Jets RB Bilal Powell (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 11. If Powell returns, and it looks like he will, he’ll put a sizable dent in Chris Ivory’s upside as a receiver. In four games with Powell, Ivory was only targeted 2.0 times per game compared to 3.3 targets per game with Powell sidelined. His carries are very safe, however.
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm
Jets RB Bilal Powell (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. If Powell returns, and it looks like he will, he’ll put a sizable dent in Chris Ivory’s upside as a receiver. In four games with Powell, Ivory was only targeted 2.0 times per game compared to 3.3 targets per game with Powell sidelined.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm
Jets RB Bilal Powell (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. If Powell returns, and it looks like he will, he’ll put a sizable dent in Chris Ivory’s upside as a receiver. In four games with Powell, Ivory was only targeted 2.0 times per game compared to 3.3 targets per game with Powell sidelined.
DT Kyle Williams (knee)
T Seantrel Henderson (illness), T Cyrus Kouandjio (knee)
New York Jets
S Dion Bailey (ankle), S Calvin Pryor (ankle)
CB Antonio Cromartie (quadricep), RB Bilal Powell (ankle)
CB Buster Skrine (shoulder, hand)
RB Tommy Bohanon (shoulder), TE Kellen Davis (hand), WR Eric Decker (knee), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), WR Jeremy Kerley (illness), C Nick Mangold (neck), WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, toe), CB Dexter McDougle (hand, ankle), CB Dee Milliner (wrist), RB Stevan Ridley (knee), QB Geno Smith (left shoulder)
Yes, Ridley is physically recovered from major knee surgery. But he needs to establish timing in the Jets' offense. Remember, it's been a long time — since last Oct. 12 — that he played in a game. Getting back into game shape and rhythm doesn't happen immediately. Ridley came off the physically unable to perform list for last week's game in Oakland, but part of the reason why he didn't get any carries is that the Jets had to abandon the run game, in order to catch up.
I think there's a good chance you'll see Ridley get some work this week against the Jaguars.
Ridley looks like the handcuff for Ivory owners based on what the author of this story said.The Jets want to keep Ivory fresh down the stretch, since his bruising running style can really punish his body. Ridley gives the Jets a talented back — he has more talent than Bilal Powell or Zac Stacy — who can relieve Ivory, the story said. The piece also said Ridley can't just step into that No. 2 running back role immediately. It'll take him a couple games to work his way back.
Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:20pm
Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 6:02pm
Ridley, who has been rehabbing from a season-ending knee injury in New England's sixth game of last season, was eligible to come off of PUP last week against his former team but head coach Todd Bowles decided to go with Chris Ivory, Zac Stacy and fullback Tommy Bohanon in the backfield.
Bowles was asked after today's practice about Ridley's possible activation. "He's full speed," the coach said. "If we decide to do something with him, we'll be real comfortable."
Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm
Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 8. Ivory played through the injury last week. We are assuming he’ll do so again, and the probable tag backs this up.
Friday, October 30, 2015, 6:45pm
Jets RB Bilal Powell (ankle, out) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is out for Week 8. With Powell out, Zac Stacy likely backs up Chris Ivory, though Stevan Ridley should be active.
Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6:14pm
Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) took full practice reps again Thursday. Ivory played through the injury last week. We are assuming he’ll do so again, and the full participation supports that assumption. If he’s out, Zac Stacy likely leads a committee backfield.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6:45pm
Jets RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday. Ivory played through the injury last week. We are assuming he’ll do so again, but it’s no sure thing. The full practice is a very good sign. If he’s out, Zac Stacy likely leads a committee backfield.
Chris Ivory was on and off the field early in the game against the New England Patriots on Sunday as it appeared he was dealing with a hamstring injury that hindered him in weeks prior. He didn't have his best game, rushing 17 times for 41 yards, and it's now clear why.
According to Todd Bowles, Ivory is dealing with "tightness in his quad." That would explain why he was on the training bike between drives, and it also is an indication as to why Ivory struggled throughout the game.
It's unclear if the injury will sideline Ivory at all, but it's unlikely since he was able to play through it on Sunday. If he does miss time, it won't be good for the Jets, who lost the only game Ivory missed this season. However, if he plays, he could be limited so it's something for owners to monitor.
Part of the reason for that: Ivory battled left hamstring tightness throughout Sunday's first half. For a stretch of drives, the Jets rotated Ivory and Zac Stacy, their only other active running back, every other series.
Ivory finished with 17 carries for 41 yards (2.4 per carry), with a long of 7 yards. He did have a 9-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter that put the Jets up 17-16. But Sunday was nothing like the previous two games, when Ivory ran for 146 and 166 yards, the third-most and most of his six-year career.
Ivory said he felt fine before Sunday's game. He had no issues in pregame warmups. But then, Ivory was stopped for a loss of 4 yards on the game's first play. And his hamstring began to bother him, the story said. Bilal Powell was inactive. Ivory played through it, but this is something owners need to pay attention to.
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