Cornerback David Barrett (questionable-hip) finally returned in the Jets last game, in Cleveland, but clearly the bye-week didn't help his ailing hip because he continues to miss practice. And in the Browns game, he didn't seem to be full speed. You have to figure this is going to hobble him all year. The Jets would love for him to grab the starting job back from struggling Justin Miller, but with his hip ailment, he probably will have to stick to a part time role. And this hurts the Jets, because Miller is very inconsistent. Tom Brady could have a field day against the Jets corners.
Wide receiver Laveranues Coles (questionable-calf) has been practicing on a limited basis with this injury over the last month, but hasn't missed a game. He will be in the starting lineup at New England.
The same can be said for wide receiver Tim Dwight (questionable-thigh). The former Patriots will return punts for the Jets this Sunday, and could move into the #3 receiver role with Justin McCareins (questionable-foot) hobbling. McCareins has had a limited role in the offense the year anyway. His status for Sunday's game in unknown.
Cedric Houston (questionable-knee) looked good running around the cones in practice, and seems ready to return from a hyper-extended knee suffered against the Indianapolis Colts last month. The Jets could really use his powerful style against the Patriots physical front seven. He's the Jets most powerful back. But since Houston still isn't 100 percent, look for Leon Washington and Kevan Barlow (probable-calf) to see most of the action at tailback. Barlow didn't play in the second half against the Browns due to this injury, but should be fine after two weeks rest.
All the Jets probable's - Barlow, Matt Chatham (foot), Andre Dyson (ankle), Pete Kendall (knee), Chad Pennington (calf) and Patrick Ramsey (thigh) will dress. Though it is possible that third string quarterback Kellen Clemens could move up to the #2 spot with Ramsey a little hobbled.