A few more Jets banged up

Fullback B.J Askew (foot-questionable) continues to hobble around and not practice.

He's been bothered by this injury for two months, and it hasn't improved. He's been inactive the last two weeks. He was replaced by James Hodgins who wasn't particularly effective last week against Houston. The Jets rushed 26 times for 27 yards. But Hodgins will likely get the start this week with tight end Sean Ryan also getting some reps at fullback.

Cornerback David Barrett (hip-questionable) has been bothered by this injury since training camp, and it seems to be slowing him down. The Jets are limiting his game reps, so they don't knock him out for the year. Barrett is playing a reserve role, but the Jets have had a hard time finding a solid starter to replace him. First they tried Justin Miller, that didn't work. Then it was rookie Drew Coleman, who was very inconsistent. The latest contestant is veteran Hank Poteat, who got his first start last week and played fairly well. But expect Brett Favre to go after Poteat, who really isn't best suited for a starting cornerback role.

Wide receiver Tim Dwight (thigh-questionable) has been playing with his injury since training camp, and he seems to be dealing with it well. He's the Jets full-time punt returner, and plays in extra wide receiver packages. He's a very sure-handed punt returner which should be helpful with the winter weather expected in Lambeau Field on Sunday.

Cedric Houston (knee-questionable) doesn't seem to be having much trouble with the hyper-extended knee he suffered in September. He's looked fairly comfortable running the ball the last two games, and expect a bigger role for him this Sunday. There are published reports that the Jets might remove Kevan Barlow from the three man running back rotation, and just platoon Houston and Leon Washington. So expect Houston to see extensive action this Sunday.

Nose tackle Rashad Moore (hand-questionable) has some kind of break in his left hand area. He had a couple of fingers wrapped in the locker room, so it looks more like a broken finger or two, not actually his hand. Moore has been wearing a huge club on his left hand in practice to protect the injury. But you wonder how effective a 3-4 nose tackle can be without being able to grab with one of his hands. Plus Moore is having trouble getting off blocks with two hands, so how is he going to do with one? Moore platoons with Dewayne Robertson at nose tackle. There is a chance the Jets will deactivate Moore this week, and suit-up C.J. Mosley, who has been inactive most of the season.

Safety Eric Smith (foot-questionable) was practicing and walking around the locker room with a limp. If he can't play, it would be a big lose for the Jets special teams. He is the team's best cover guy. Based on how he was running at Thursday's practice, he didn't look like someone who was going to play. If he can't go, the Jets third safety would become Rashad Washington, who the Jets love to blitz.

Linebacker Bryan Thomas (shoulder-questionable) has been able to practice on a limited basis with the shoulder, and really didn't seem to be in much pain going about his business in the locker room. The guess here is that he plays.

All the Jets probable's - Kevan Barlow (calf), Matt Chatham (foot), Jerricho Cotchery (chest), Andre Dyson (neck), Pete Kendall (knee), Justin McCareins (foot), Chad Pennington (calf) and Dewayne Robertson (foot), should all be able to play. Though it's unclear whether Barlow will be active this week considering their are rumors he is being dropped from the running back rotation.

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