Jets head coach Robert Saleh said at a press conference that Hall will not practice on Monday because of a planned rest day as he returns from last season’s torn ACL, but that he is on track to be in the lineup for the season opener. Hall has been practicing with the team since being activated off the PUP list on August 15. That’s the same day that Cook signed with the Jets.
Given the limited practice time for both players, Saleh said that the Jets will be smart with how they deploy both backs in the opener.
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Cook only recently started practicing with the team because of the birth of his child after signing his contract. Cook will get in a full week of work this week, though, and Saleh said he’ll play against Buffalo as well. It also appears neither back will have a snap count for Week 1, according to the story. Speculation has been the two backs will split work early on in the season, but eventually the talent and youth of Hall will shine through as the season goes on. For Week 1, we rank Hall at 21st and Cook at 34th in what is expected to be a tough matchup against a good Bills defense.