Martin Approaching Milestone

RB Curtis Martin will enter Monday night's game in Oakland just 38 yards shy of 10,000 career rushing yards.

He is looking to become just the 16th player in NFL history to reach the 10,000-yard plateau. Last week Martin broke RB Freeman McNeil's team record by recording his 27th 100-yard rushing game as a member of the Jets.



Guard Dave Szott is still listed as probable for Monday's game, and Herman Edwards said he would not make a final decision on whether or not the veteran will play until Sunday. If Szott is activated, he may even start the game, and his experience against the Raiders while a member of Kansas City for most of his career, should be very helpful for the Jets. One of the deciding factors will be how Szott's knee reacts to the flight to Oakland. When Szott flew with the team to Detroit, the cabin pressure had an adverse affect on the knee and caused a lot of swelling. The Jets will treat Szott's knee throughout the flight, and he will have two whole days to recover before Monday night.


Guard J.P. Machado said he expects Szott to start, and will do whatever he can to help the team.


"He was brought in here to start, and if my role is to backup, that's fine with me," Machado said. "Coming into the year it didn't look like I would get any starts, and I would up getting 11, so it turned out to be a lot more for me than I expected."


TE Anthony Becht has put together a solid season thus far, and has been coming up with big catches in clutch situations. His blocking has also improved dramatically.


"Anthony's doing  a really good job of getting open in the red zone and making big catches in the end zone," said Chad Pennington. "He's also done a great job of blocking, and he's a well-rounded tight end."


 The Jet tight end situation looks to be in great shape for years to come with Becht, and rookie backup Chris Baker, who has been a key special teams player of late.


FB Richie Anderson is still questionable.





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