Jets injury report analysis

The Jets have just one player on their injury report. Backup defensive end Trevor Johnson (head-out) will miss the Jets-Dolphins game with a concussion.

He has been in street clothes at practice this week. Johnson suffered the injury on the opening kickoff of the Jets-Kansas City game in Week One. This injury has to concern the Jets because Johnson had concussion issues at Nebraska. With Johnson out, the Jets will bring just three defensive ends to the game on Sunday - John Abraham, Shaun Ellis and Bryan Thomas. If they get into a jam, and they need another body at defensive end, backup defensive tackle Lance Legree can play defensive end. He played the position last year with the New York Giants.

One player who isn't listed on the injury report, but could be is defensive tackle Dewayne Robertson, who has a broken hand in his right hand. He is playing with a cast, and it clearly impacted his play in Week One. The Jets run defense was porous against Kansas City, and Robertson's injury contributed to this poor effect. He finished with just one assisted tackle according to the Jets coaches statistics. Playing with a cast on the hand, Robertson wasn't able to do the grabbing that is such a big part of the defensive tackle position. He's likely going to have the cast on for another month, so he will need to get used to it.


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