According to head coach Todd Bowles,
Forte missed the final two games of the season due to the injury, as he ended his first season in New York with 813 yards and seven touchdowns on 218 rushing attempts to go along with 30 receptions for 263 yards and one touchdown. The veteran back is under contract through the 2018 season but is coming off the worst season of his career, so the
Forte had already been ruled out for a second consecutive week and as the Jets approach their season finale, the move enabled the team to promote DB Bryson Keeton to the active roster. Forte thus finishes the 2016 campaign with 218 carries for 813 yards and 30 catches for 263 yards along with eight total TDs over 14 games.
Meanwhile, Bilal Powell (knee) and Brandon Wilds (hamstring) are listed as questionable this week, while Brandon Burks was the only
Forte (knee) didn't practice Wednesday.
Forte, who was inactive in Week 16, remains iffy for Sunday's game against the Bills. With the Jets sporting a 4-11 record, there's little reason to rush him into action, so it's possible that the team will hold the veteran back out this weekend, with the long haul in mind. Forte is under contract with the Jets in 2017.