The Jets enter Week 9 against the Chiefs relatively healthy. Out of 15 players listed on the injury report, Darrin Walls (calf, knee) was ruled doubtful for Sunday.Geno Smith (shoulder) was labeled questionable.
Decker (knee) caught four passes for 81 yards on 11 targets Sunday against the Texans.
With the Texans playing most of the game without their two top cornerbacks, it was disappointing that Decker was only able to catch four of his team-high 11 targets. In addition, the Jets were playing most of the second half from behind and the team was in heavy pass mode during that time. that said, this was only the second time all season he failed to score a TD. In addition, he's posted at least 79 receiving yards in four of his last five contests.
Coach Todd Bowles relayed Monday that Fitzpatrick (thumb) will remain the Jets' starting QB.
According to Bowles, in the wake of Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Texans, in which Fitzpatrick completed 19-of-39 passes for 216 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions, there was "not much" thought to making a change at QB. Next up for Fitzpatrick and the 5-5 Jets -- who have dropped two games in a row -- is a home tilt against the 4-6 Dolphins on Sunday.
Marshall (toe) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Marshall looks safe to roll with Sunday and is thus in line to continue to see his share of looks in the Jets' Week 12 offense. He's been targeted 10 times in each of his last two outings, about in line with his overall average of 10.7 on that front.
The Jets have lost two linebackers in a span of 24 hours, including strong-side backer Calvin Pace, who left practice Monday with a strained groin. The team has yet to reveal the severity of the injury, per ESPN.
Amendola (knee) will not play Sunday against the Broncos, Tom Curran of CSN Northeast reports.
As of Friday night, there was still a chance Amendola would make the trip to Denver with the team, but after being evaluated Saturday, the receiver has been ruled out and will remain back in Foxboro. Amendola suffered the knee injury against the Bills on Monday, and he was limited in practice Thursday and Friday after not participating on Wednesday. With Julian Edelman (foot) out and Aaron Dobson, Brian Tyms, Josh Boyce and Brandon Gibson all on IR, the Pats are currently left with only three healthy receivers heading into Sunday: Brandon LaFell, Chris Harper and KeShawn Martin. All three figure to see expanded roles, with tight end Rob Gronkowski likely seeing even more attention than usual from the Denver defense.
Three injured players have been placed on the inactive list by the Patriots for their season opener Thursday night against Pittsburgh. They are running back Travaris Cadet (hamstring), defensive lineman Trey Flowers (knee) and safety Tavon Wilson (quad).
Edelman underwent foot surgery Monday on the Jones fracture he suffered Sunday against the Giants, and he could return in 6-to-8 weeks, according to Albert Breer of NFL Network.
Breer notes that the recovery timeframe is a rough one, so while it could theoretically allow Edelman to return during the postseason, it's certainly no guarantee. Danny Amendola is expected to get an increase in offensive snaps with Edelman sidelined, while Brandon LaFell, Aaron Dobson and Rob Gronkowski could all see more targets as well.
Jones (abdomen) was on the field for 63 of the Patriots' 71 defensive snaps in Monday's win over the Bills, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
Per the report, Jones had a chance to rack up a sack Monday, but QB Tyrod Taylor slipped out of the defensive end's grasp, with Jones thus limited to one tackle in the game. Through 10 games overall, Jones has notched 31 tackles and 10.5 sacks.
Martin (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos, the Boston Herald reports.
As is fellow wideout Danny Amendola, though with Martin not having suited up since Week 6 and the Patriots not kicking off until 8:30 ET on Sunday, Martin looks like a risky roll in Week 12. Down the road though, when his health and role in the team's offense are re-established, Martin could carve out some deep league utility in the absence of Julian Edelman.