Bilal Powell among Jets inactives vs. Bills

Bilal Powell is among those inactive for the New York Jets

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.During the Jets present five-game winning streak, few players have played as big of a role as Bilal Powell. Finally healthy, the back accounted for 394 total yards and three touchdowns, finding a home as the perfect complement to starter Chris Ivory

If the Jets want to stretch that winning streak to six games, making the playoffs in the process, the team will have to do it without Powell. The fifth-year pro, who missed practice this week with an ankle injury, is among New York's seven inactives for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. With Powell out, Stevan Ridley is the only other healthy tailback on the roster. 

Also inactive for the Jets are quarterback Bryce Petty, cornerback Dee Milliner, safety Dion Bailey, linebacker Taiwan Jones, offensive lineman Dakota Dozier and linebacker Josh Martin

While the news on Powell is grim, it's not all bad news for the Jets. Starting offensive tackle Breno Giacomini and tight end Kellen Davis are active and will start for the Jets. 

As for the Bills, the team will be without quarterback Josh Johnson, receiver Dez Lewis, running back LeSean McCoy, linebacker Nigel Bradham, linebacker Max Valles, linebacker T.J. Barnes and lineman Lavar Edwards

Karlos Williams will start at running back for McCoy, and A.J. Tarpley at linebacker for Bradham. 

 

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Connor Hughes is the New York Jets beat writer for The Journal Inquirer and Scout.com. He can be reached on Twitter (@Connor_J_Hughes), or via email (connor_j_hughes@yahoo.com)


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