Jets injury report analysis

Here is an analysis of the Jets injury report for their game against Denver:

Cornerback David Barrett (eye-out) has a right eye laceration. He has a burst blood vessel in the eye. He can't fly with the injury which was sustained two weeks ago against San Diego. He will be replaced in the starting lineup for the second straight week by rookie Justin Miller, who did a solid job last week against Carolina's Steve Smith.

Quarterback Jay Fiedler (shoulder-out) is getting closer to a return. He seperated his throwing shoulder in Week 4 against Jacksonville. He's starting to throw, and the team thinks he could be back for the Oakland game in December. His job as Jets backup quarterback is being filled by Vinny Testaverde.

Fullback B.J. Askew (hamstring-out) will miss his second straight game. Just when he was coming back from a high ankle sprain that kept him out several games, he pulled his hamstring in practice. His job of backup fullback will be handled by rookie Cedric Houston.

Running back Derrick Blaylock (foot-out) might not return this year. He's still in a walking boot. His broken foot still isn't 100 percent. His role of backup tailback will also be filled by Houston.

C Pete Kendall (back-questionable) should be able to go on Sunday. He said the injury felt worse at this time last week. He took painkillers prior to the Jets-Carolina game which helped him make it through the game. If he can't go, left guard Jonathan Goodwin would move to center, and backup tackle/guard Steve Morley would take Goodwin's spot.

WR Harry Williams, Jr. (knee-questionable) will not play. He is still rehabbing after a knee scope and should be listed as out. He might be able to play in late December. The Jets would like to see what he can do. They don't have a deep threat, and Williams could fill that void.

LB Kenyatta Wright (ankle/knee-questionable) likely will not play again this week. He's primarily a kick and punt cover guy, and the Jets have done fine without him.

RB Curtis Martin (knee-probable) didn't practice on Wednesday, but did on Thursday and will start. This has been the case every week the last two months. But expect Houston to get a bigger workload this week after playing well last Sunday in Charlotte.

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