Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm
Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:15pm
The Jets are in the midst of a season-threatening slump, but Todd Bowles isn't ready to make a change at the quarterback position.
Bowles inadvertently started speculation of a QB switch when he appeared to duck a question about Fitzpatrick's status shortly after the veteran threw two fourth-quarter interceptions in a damaging 24-17 loss to the Texans.
After Bowles made his announcement on Monday, a reporter asked if Fitzpatrick would be on a short leash against the Dolphins.
"He's our starting QB," Bowles replied.
Fitzpatrick wasn't helped by his receivers on Sunday -- Brandon Marshall and Devin Smith each had crippling drops on deep balls -- but the veteran's recent struggles have mirrored the slump of a Jets team that started the season at 4-1. Fitzpatrick was also checked for a concussion and did pass those tests during the game, but returned to throw the INTs.
And even though Fitzpatrick appeared to have a glazed look in his eyes just after the touchdown sneak happened, he said he passed his independent concussion evaluation on the sideline and was cleared to keep playing.
Fitzpatrick kept playing, and he threw two interceptions in the final three minute.
Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm
Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 11. Fitzpatrick will start in Week 11. On paper, it’s a solid matchup against the Texans, though Houston has limited Andy Dalton and Zach Mettenberger to 368 combined passing yards and two interceptions in the last two games. Back in Week 7, they yielded 282 yards and four touchdowns to Ryan Tannehill.
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm
Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Fitzpatrick is expected to start in Week 11. On paper, it’s a solid matchup against the Texans, though Houston has limited Andy Dalton and Zach Mettenberger to 368 combined passing yards and two interceptions in the last two games. Back in Week 7, they yielded 282 yards and four touchdowns to Ryan Tannehill.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm
Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb) did not practice Wednesday. Fitzpatrick is expected to start in Week 11. On paper, it’s a solid matchup against the Texans, though Houston has limited Andy Dalton and Zach Mettenberger to 368 combined passing yards and two interceptions in the last two games. Back in Week 7, they yielded 282 yards and four touchdowns to Ryan Tannehill.
Coach Todd Bowles remained optimistic Monday that the quarterback will play Sunday after Fitzpatrick had surgery on his left thumb last week. But he wants to monitor how - and if - Fitzpatrick practices during the week leading up to the game against the Texans in Houston.
''We'll see,'' Bowles said when asked if Fitzpatrick would be able to practice Wednesday. ''I'm hopeful that he will be. He had the day off, he'll be off tomorrow, so we'll see on Wednesday how he feels.''
Fitzpatrick had a torn ligament in his non-throwing hand repaired last Friday, a day after New York's 22-17 loss to Buffalo. Bowles insisted that Fitzpatrick must be able to practice at some point this week to play.
It sounds as if Fitzpatrick will be under center in Week 11. He waited until after the Thursday game so he'd have an extra few days to recover.
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)
Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm
Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 9. Fitzpatrick will play through the thumb injury, which is to his non-throwing hand. We would expect near-normal production.
Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:20pm
Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb) took full practice reps again Thursday. Fitzpatrick will apparently play through the thumb injury, which is to his non-throwing hand. The matchup is pretty good, but we’re a little worried about an in-game aggravation.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 6:02pm
Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 6:02pm
The Jets rolled with Geno Smith for the rest of Sunday afternoon and the question for the Jets is whether Ryan Fitzpatrick’s left thumb injury is going to lead to an extended run for the former starter.
Alex Flanagan of CBS Sports spoke to Jets coach Todd Bowles at halftime of their game against the Raiders and reports that Bowles said Fitzpatrick has a “ligament issue” in his thumb. Bowles didn’t give any sense of Fitzpatrick’s outlook for future weeks, but Mike Florio of PFT reported that the Jets have already started calling around in search of quarterback help.
It looks like Geno Smith could be replacing Fitzpatrick at least for the short term until we learn more about Fitz's injury. Smith was 27-for-42 with 265 yards playing from behind. He had two TDs and one INT. With the talent around him, he certainly has some fantasy upside if he can avoid turnovers.
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