FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets operating again Michael Carter, the staff’s main rusher over the previous 4 video games, is listed as uncertain for Sunday with a low ankle sprain.
The Jets (7-4), who face the Minnesota Vikings (9-2) at U.S. Financial institution Stadium, are ready to make use of a backfield-by-committee — Ty Johnson, rookie Zonovan Knight and James Robinson.
Carter, who took over the beginning job when star rookie Breece Corridor suffered a season-ending knee harm in Week 7, was injured in final week’s 31-10 win over the Chicago Bears and did not observe this week.
The Jets are assured in Johnson and Knight, who sparked the offense final week. They mixed for 131 dashing yards and a landing, a 32-yard run by Johnson. Knight, an undrafted free agent from North Carolina State, completed with 103 yards from scrimmage — essentially the most by a Jets rookie in his debut.
Robinson, acquired in an October commerce with the Jacksonville Jaguars, was a wholesome scratch final week. On Wednesday, he instructed ESPN, “Me not enjoying pisses me off.” He met with operating backs coach Taylor Embree Thursday to debate his position.
“I instructed him I would be mad in the event you weren’t mad you were not enjoying,” Embree mentioned. “I would like guys that wish to play. He needs to play. He thinks he might help the staff win. We will depend on him all through this season. Our scenario is week-to-week.”
In contrast to Knight and Johnson, Robinson does not play on particular groups, which hurts his game-day worth.
Carter, in his second season, has rushed for 370 yards on 99 carries, a 3.7 common. He has three touchdowns. He additionally has 28 receptions for 209 yards.
The Jets additionally may a change on their offensive line, with proper sort out Cedric Ogbuehi (groin) listed as uncertain. Rookie Max Mitchell changed him in Sunday’s sport, however they might go for veteran George Fant, who may very well be activated Saturday from injured reserve. He has missed eight video games with a knee harm.