Jets RB Bilal Powell (calf) and DE Muhammad Wilkerson (toe/shoulder) are listed as questionable and will be game-time decisions on Sunday against the Patriots, head coach Todd Bowles said on Friday.
Powel and Wilkerson missed practice the last three days.
Wilkerson played during the Jets' Week 5 win, with Powell injuring his calf during the game and leaving early.
RB Matt Forté, who missed last week's game due to a toe injury, and DE Kony Ealy have both been cleared to play.
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I think the Jets will be comfortable to give Powell the week off. With Forté back in the lineup and Elijah McGuire filling in adequately so far, it would make sense to give Powell another week to recover. New England's run defense has been shaky so far, but any Jets success in Sunday's game will likely hinge more on the offensive line than who carries the ball.
Wilkerson, in spite of his lack of statistical production so far this season, would be a bigger loss, so the Jets may be tempted to see if he can go. However, if he's going to be limited by his toe anyway, giving him a week off would have the added benefit of also allowing his shoulder injury some time to recover.
Even if Wilkerson misses out, Ealy's return should provide a boost. In recent weeks, the Jets have operated some sub-packages with seven defensive backs and only two down linemen. Ealy and Leonard Williams would complement one another well in such personnel groupings, although the Jets will have to be wary of Tom Brady audibling to the run, which he's done whenever the Jets have gone DB-heavy in the past.