Jets receiver Jerricho Cotchery wasn't sure he'd play in last night's game against the Dolphins until he warmed up in the south Florida heat at Land Shark Stadium.
"The reason I was able to go is because I was able to get loose in warmups," said Cotchery, who suffered a strained hamstring in practice last Thursday.
The plan was to play Cotchery on third downs and in the red zone. But once Brad Smith suffered a foot injury that limited him, Cotchery was forced to play more. And the result wasn't good. When I asked him after the game if he felt he re-injured the hamstring, he said, "probably so."
Should be shut it down for next week's game against the Bills to make sure he's right long term?
"I have to be smart about it so I can get healthy, so I can be up to full speed to help us," said Cotchery, who finished with just one catch for four yards last night.