The Jets, operating on a very short week (especially since they played their Sunday game at night), will be playing at Denver on Thursday. And the Jets won’t have the services of veteran tailback LaDainian Tomlinson.
Tomlinson officially is out, due to a knee injury suffered in garbage time of the 37-16 loss to the Patriots.
Receiver Julian Edelman, playing the two-way role made famous last decade by Troy Brown, went low at L.T., bending a knee awkwardly and causing Tomlinson to limp off the field. (And that’s exactly why offensive players prefer taking a helmet-to-helmet hit over being hit in the legs.)
Also out for the Jets are receiver Jeremy Kerley (knee), tight end Shawn Nelson (illness), and defensive back Brodney Pool (knee).
A whopping 14 players are probable, including receiver Plaxico Burress (back), receiver Santonio Holmes (foot), center Nick Mangold (ankle), and cornerback Darrelle Revis (knee).