10 days after suffering a head injury in the team’s season finale, Patriots running back Danny Woodhead was not listed on the team’s injury report. That doesn’t come as a huge surprise, as it was announced Woodhead was cleared for contact two days ago.
Woodhead’s matchup against his old team would be a huge storyline in most buildups to a game like this, but the Ryan and Cromartie show have overwhelmed stories more closely related to actual football. (Whoops.)
New England’s backfield is fully healthy, but the AFC East champs have to be concerned about their defensive line depth. Defensive end Myron Pryor (ankle) didn’t practice and the team placed two linemen on injured reserve last week. It’s easy to forget just how many players this defense has lost, with two of the team’s best starters gone before the season opener.
Outside linebackers Tully Banta-Cain (groin), Eric Moore (hamstring), and Jermaine Cunningham (calf) all missed a portion of practice.
For the Jets, guard Brandon Moore (back), wideout Brad Smith (groin), and recently re-signed wideout Patrick Turner (illness) missed practice. Wideout Santonio Holmes (quadricep), safety James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle), and cornerback Darrelle Revis (hamstring) were all limited, but should be ready to roll Sunday.
Tackle Damien Woody was placed on injured reserve earlier in the day.