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Head coach Todd Bowles said there is no concern about Marshall's hip injury, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Marshall was an unexpected scratch for Saturday's preseason game against the Giants, subsequently missing practice Monday and Tuesday. The Jets aren't expected to play many starters in their preseason finale, which Marshall would skip even if he were 100 percent healthy. He has nearly two weeks to prepare for Week 1 against the Bengals, and there's been nothing to suggest his injury is anything besides soreness.
Enunwa (concussion) wore his helmet at Monday's practice, but he was also wearing a red jersey.
Enunwa's return to practice, albeit in a limited capacity, suggests he has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol. He's locked in as the No. 3 wideout in an offense that makes heavy use of three and four-wide sets. Of course, Enunwa will likely be fourth in line for targets, trailing Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and RB Matt Forte.
Harris (shoulder) expects to be ready for Week 1 after receivign the results of an MRI on Sunday, ESPN"s Adam Schefter reports.
Harris will be held out of the preseason finale, which likely would have been the case even if he were healthy. Although he's coming off four straight seasons with 100+ tackles and at least two sacks, Harris is headed the wrong way in the IDP universe, as the Jets may consider using Erin Henderson and Darron Lee as their nickel 'backers.
Considering he was already a long shot to make the roster before he suffered an unspecified injury earlier this week, this transaction comes as little surprise. When healthy, he could find a job returning kickoffs or punts with a team needing special teams help.
McDougle (hamstring) did not participate in Thursday's practice, Eric Allen of the team's official site reports.
The Jets drafted McDougle back in 2014 with the expectation that he could soon be a cornerstone of the team's secondary. Unfortunately, a torn ACL and other minor injuries have plagued their plans. Rookie Juston Burris and Darryl Morris are likely to see increased reps during his absence.
Amaro (groin) may not make the final roster, ESPN.com reports.
Amaro dressed but didn't play in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants, suggesting his absence may not have been entirely injury-related. Regardless, the Jets have blocking specialist Kellen Davis slotted in atop the depth chart, and Zach Sudfeld offers more than Amaro on special teams. A 2014 second-round selection, Amaro impressed early in training camp but failed to make any noise during the preseason. Even if he's kept on the roster, he may be limited to a few snaps per game as an H-back.
Jenkins (calf) sat out of practice Wednesday, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.
Jenkins left Monday's practice early with a calf injury and was given another day off Wednesday for further rest and recovery. It's reportedly nothing serious and shouldn't linger into the regular season, although there's a good chance he's held out of Saturday's preseason matchup with the Giants for precautionary reasons. We should hear more on his status in the coming few days.
Thompkins (groin) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.
Thompkins missed some practice time during the week and will thus be held out of Friday's game. He's seemingly the favorite for the No. 4 wideout job, though it isn't exactly clear where the Jets' depth chart stands after Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and Quincy Enunwa.
Decker (leg) caught one pass (on five targets) for 22 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.
Decker was only able to catch one of his five targets, but made his lone reception count by finding pay dirt. With Brandon Marshall (hip) out, Decker was the top target in the Jets' starting offense, and saved an otherwise forgetful performance from the first-team unit Saturday.
McLendon missed Friday's practice with a toe ailment, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
After signing a three-year deal in March, the Jets are hoping that McLendon can build on a strong 2015 season and become an asset along the defensive line as a run-stopper. There is no indication that the defensive tackle's toe injury is serious, and it is likely that having him sit out practice Friday is more of a precautionary move.
Williams (concussion) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.
Even if he were healthy, Williams would face long odds to make the final roster. Matt Forte, Bilal Powell and Khiry Robinson are all locks, and Antone Smith was recently signed to compete for the No. 4 job.
Robinson (lower leg) won't take the field for Thursday's preseason opener against the Jaguars.
Just three days removed since his activation from the PUP list, Robinson will be held out as he builds up his workload in advance of the regular season. While it's unclear if he'll log any exhibition snaps over the next month, he'll serve as one of Matt Forte's (hamstring) primary backups with Bilal Powell.
Richardson (suspension) returned to practice Tuesday after a brief excused absence, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Richardson was excused from practice for personal reasons over the weekend by coach Todd Bowles, but was able to return Tuesday. The Jets will be without Richardson for Week 1 due to a suspension, but they should have their starting defensive end throughout the remainder of training camp.
Forte (hamstring) rushed 10 times for 28 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.
Forte sat out the Jets' first couple preseason games with a tight hamstring, but made his debut for the team Friday. Although the veteran failed to find much room to run, his 12 total touches all came during the first half, showing just how involved he's expected to be in New York's offense. To ensure he's fresh for Week 1, it wouldn't be surprising if Forte misses Thursday's preseason finale, so his outing against the Giants likely marked his only preseason appearance.
Davis will miss the remainder of OTAs after undergoing surgery on a torn ligament in his right thumb, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports
According to head coach Todd Bowles, Davis will be ready for the beginning of training camp in late July. The veteran tight end only had three receptions last season but could see an expanded role in 2016 after the Jets cut Jeff Cumberland earlier in the offseason.
Folk (quadriceps) has resumed kicking, Seth Walder of the New York Daily News reports.
Folk sustained a Grade 1 quadriceps strain during pregame warmups in Week 9, and his fate for the season was sealed just two days later when he landed on injured reserve. In a seven-game sample prior to the injury, his success rate on field goals (13-for-16, or 81.3 percent) was in line with his career mark of 80.6 percent. Of note, though, was a perfect 19-for-19 from the new extra-point distance, which ensures his stature as the Jets' clear-cut kicker, assuming he regains his previous prowess.
Heyward (ankle) said he expects to be ready for Week 1, despite suffering a high ankle sprain in Friday's preseason game against the Saints, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
While not completely unheard of, two weeks would represent a very quick recovery from a high ankle sprain. In all likelihood, Heyward will be no better than questionable for Week 1, perhaps even needing to miss the first few games of the season. It would be a big loss for Pittsburgh's defense, though the unit does boast improved depth in the front seven this year.
Thomas suffered a right groin injury in Friday's matchup with the Saints, and will not return to the game.
It is unclear the severity of Thomas' injury at the moment. The 25-year-old currently projects as the second strong safety on the Steelers' depth chart. Expect an update on his status when more information is made available.
Allen missed all of last season after suffering a knee injury in Week 1, but his release also comes after he signed a lucrative four-year extension with Pittsburgh in 2014. Now a free agent, Allen's absence further ensures the Steelers will address the cornerback position through the draft.
Dupree (groin) admitted he suffered setbacks that have delayed his return, accoring to ESPN.com writer Jeremy Fowler. "I keep trying to go out there too quickly," Dupree said. "I can't be a speed dude and look slow. I can't be a non-explosive guy when everybody knows I'm explosive. That's got to be (a departure) from why the Steelers picked me."
Dupree, who missed most of training camp as a result of this injury, was in competition with James Harrison and Arthur Moats to start at ouside linebacker after the 2015 first round draft pick impressed with 26 tackles, including four sacks, in his rookie season. With two games remaining in the preseason, he still has an opportunity to win the job outright, but may find himself in a timeshare if his injury lingers.
Vaughan (thumb) was placed on the Steelers' injured reserve list on Tuesday.
Vaughan suffered a broken thumb in the Steelers' second preseason tilt and was subsequently waived on Sunday. As it stands, only Landry Jones and Bryn Renner remain standing as candidates to backup QB Ben Roethlisberger entering 2016.
Bell is among the Steelers' key players not slated to play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Panthers.
The same applies to DeAngelo Williams, who is set to fill in for Bell while he serves a three-game suspension to start the season. On Thursday, the team's depth backs will have an opportunity to make their cases for complementary roles heading into the regular season. Bell's next game action is slated to arrive on Oct. 2, when the Steelers face the Chargers at home in Week 4.
Burns (quadriceps) is not expected to play Friday against the Saints, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.
Although Burns is out stretching and working out on the field during pregame, the expectation is that the Steelers' first rounder will be held out Friday. In his absence, the Steelers figure to work in fellow reserve corners Al-Hajj Shabazz and Julian Whigham against New Orleans.
Golson (foot) claims he is a targeting a return to practice seven weeks from now, Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter reports.
Golson underwent Lisfranc surgery roughly two weeks ago, but the former second round pick from 2015 is already mapping out his return to action. Just 23-years-old, Golson possesses tremendous upside and the Steelers remain optimistic that he can still carve out a role with the defense at some point in the season.
Shazier totaled seven tackles (six solo) in the Steelers' loss to the Broncos on Sunday. He finished with 20 tackles in two post season games.
Despite missing four games this season due to injuries (knee, concussion), Shazier finished the year with 87 tackles (55 solo), second on Pittsburgh to Lawrence Timmons (119), including 3.5 sacks. He also had an interception, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Shazier has one year remaining on his rookie contract, and the Steelers would be wise to resign him, just as fantasy owners would be to consider him on draft day in IDP formats.
Bryant was never under consideration of being cut by the Steelers despite his recently imposed year-long suspension, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Bryant's multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy triggered a minimum one-year suspension from the league, but the Steelers never considered releasing him, according to general manager Kevin Colbert. Instead, Pittsburgh will hope Bryant makes the necessary changes to his life to get reinstated next year, when he would have two years remaining on his contract with the team. With Bryant suspended, Steelers receivers Markus Wheaton and, more specifically, Sammie Coates, will be looked upon to take advantage of their increased opportunities this season.
Mitchell (shoulder) is ahead of schedule in his recovery from shoulder and hand surgery, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Mitchell hasn't missed a game either of the past two seasons, but underwent shoulder surgery this offseason to repair a torn labrum that seemed to plague him during the conclusion of the 2015 campaign. The veteran went under the knife in December, and initially planned on taking his rehab slow, so to not take any risks before training camp, but he quickly progressed ahead of schedule in his recovery, and fully participated in June's minicamp just over four months removed from surgery. Mitchell should be full-go for the commencement of training camp come July 28.