Friday Injury Report analysis

Quarterback Chad Pennington (shoulder-out) started throwing this week, but will not play at Arizona.<p>

However, there is a strong possbility he will be able to return for the Jets following game against Houston. Quincy Carter will continue to fill-in. Carter struggled mightily in his last start against Cleveland. The Browns essentially blitzed on every down, and Carter didn't respond well. Expect the Cardinals to employ a similar approach. Their defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast is very aggressive.

Safety Jon McGraw (questionable-groin) is likely not going to play. For some reason he's listed as questionable even though Jets coach Herman Edwards announced during the week that McGraw will rest this week. At some point the Jets might shut down McGraw for the season with his injury which will eventually require surgery. McGraw has been a reserve safety this year. His role will be filled by Oliver Celestin, who was recently signed off the Minnesota Vikings practice squad. LB Victor Hobson (questionable-ankle) probably won't play either. He suffered a high ankle sprain in Cleveland last Sunday. He hasn't practiced this week, and will likely be replaced at strongside linebacker by a combination of second-year linebacker Mark Brown and veteran Sam Cowart. The Jets are very high on Brown who has good instincts and toughness.

LB Jason Glenn (questionable-arm) likely won't return to the lineup this week. He should be listed as out. He is aiming to return for the game with his hometown Texans featuring his brother Aaron.

RB Curtis Martin (knee-probable) was held out of practice on Wednesday, and his role this week is unclear. A lot of time when Edwards lists a player as probable, they are more like questionable. Even if he plays, expect a bigger role for his backup Lamont Jordan, coming off a terrific game in Cleveland.

WR Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring-questionable) probably won't play this week. His role as the Jets fourth wide receiver will be filled by speedster Jonathan Carter. The loss of Cotchery will hurt the Jets on special teams more than on offense. The Jets cover teams could struggle this week with both Glenn and Cotchery out of the lineup. They are two of the Jets better cover guys. Cardinals returners Josh Scobey and Karl Williams could have big days.

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