Jets WR Brandon Marshall surprise scratch; RB Matt Forte debuts
So much for Brandon Marshall and Ryan Fitzpatrick using the third preseason game to recapture their old chemistry.
Marshall was a surprise scratch on Saturday night for the New York Jets' annual preseason game against the New York Giants. The Jets provided no information on why Marshall was declared inactive.
Marshall was spotted on the field during the pre-game warm-ups. He appeared to be in good spirits, smiling and chatting with team personnel. He declined to say why he wouldn't be playing.
As expected, running back Matt Forte is active and will make his Jets debut. He missed the first two games with a hamstring injury.
Coach Todd Bowles has closely monitored the reps of his older players throughout the preseason, but resting Marshall, 32, in the most important game would be unusual. He played only 23 snaps in the first two games, recording only two receptions for eight yards. It's possible that Marshall suffered a minor injury in practice. Practices are now closed to the media and Bowles doesn't volunteer any injury information, the story said.
Filed Under: 2016, Preseason
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