Lead New York Jets wideout Corey Davis is still recovering from a “hip flexor” injury and is likely to miss Sunday’s matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Jets are 1-5 and playing without No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson after a PCL injury in Week 7, moving forward with backup quarterback Mike White, despite signing Joe Flacco off the free agency streets this week.
The 26-year-old backup quarterback will be throwing to a sub-par lineup of receivers with Davis not expected to play. Coach Robert Saleh gave an update on Davis’ injury status leading up to Friday’s practice.
“It’s not looking good,” Saleh noted. “We’re still holding on to hope, but it’s trending in that direction.”
Offensive skill players continue to be an area of deficiency for the Jets offense. The team has yet to score a point in the first quarter of a game all season and is statistically a bottom-three offense in the NFL.
Trade rumors have been floating around slot receiver Jamison Crowder leaving New York before the trade deadline — signaling a heavy workload ahead for receivers Denzel Mimis, Keelan Cole, Elijah Moore and Davis once he’s ready to take the field.
The Jets will face off against the 2021 Cincinnati Bengals: a new version of the Ohio team from decades past. The 5-2 Bengals have benefitted from a healthy Joe Burrow and top-10 defense, led by defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo. Cincinnati has the third-best total in sacks (19) through seven weeks of football and surrendered only seven passing touchdowns total.
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