Askew sucking it up, with help

Fullback B.J. Askew (foot-questionable) returned to action recently after missing a couple of games with a foot sprain.

Askew limps on the injury during the week, but takes painkillers on game day to allow him to function. He should play this Sunday.

Cornerback David Barrett (hip-questionable) will continue to play a limited role because of this injury. His starting job is now being filled by Hank Poteat, and Barrett plays on a part-time basis, coming in every few series.

Linebacker Matt Chatham (foot-questionable) had a little setback with a foot injury he's been dealing with all year, and didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday. If Chatham can't go, Ryan Riddle, who is a better pass rusher than Chatham, will take his place. Chatham's lose would be felt more on special teams than on defense, where makes very few plays.

Linebacker Bryan Thomas (shoulder-questionable) played his full role last week with this injury, and should again this week. He had 1.5 sacks last week in Green Bay playing with this ailment.

Running back Kevan Barlow (calf-probable) was inactive last week, but it has nothing to do with this injury. It looks like the Jets are now going with a two man tailback rotation featuring Cedric Houston (knee-probable) and Leon Washington. Expect the bruising Houston to get the bulk of the carries this week against a smallish Bills defense that gave up over 400 yards on the ground the last two weeks.

Cornerback Andre Dyson (thigh-probable), defensive end Shaun Ellis (ankle-probable), wide receiver Justin McCareins (foot-probable), quarterback Chad Pennington (calf-probable) and wide receiver Brad Smith (shoulder-probable) will all handle their normal roles.

Nose tackle Rashad Moore (hand-probable) has a broken bone or two in one of his hands, and played last week with a club. He didn't play well. The Packers had a 35-yard run right at him. There is a chance the Jets will deactivate him, and make C.J. Mosley, the backup nose tackle this week.

Safety Rashad Washington (illness-probable) was upgraded from questionable to probable on Thursday, and will be fine to play. This is a rare upgrade for the Jets, so you know he must be feeling a lot better.

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