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3-3, 3rd in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Could Sam Darnold be affected by the weather on Sunday? The forecast says the temperature at kickoff will be a blustery 47 degrees in New Jersey. Darnold's coldest game was his first start at USC, a night game at Utah in 2016 — 45 degrees. (He played well, the team lost.) That was his only game under 50 degrees. The average temperature for his college starts: 71 degrees. Darnold was bundled up on Thursday, when the Jets practiced in chilly conditions. Look for the same against the Vikings.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice ovation for Sam Darnold at the Barclays Center, where he is sitting courtside for Friday's Knicks-Nets game.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets final injury report: They're optimistic that Isaiah Crowell will play. Same injury as last week, same amount of practice time. Trumaine Johnson, Terrelle Pryor and Kevin Pierre-Louis are not expected to play. The Vikings already have ruled out four starters.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Buster Skrine, nearly two weeks removed from his fourth concussion since 2015, hasn't been spending a lot of time around the facility. He attends the morning team meeting, then goes home. Some days, he stays around a little longer. Coach Todd Bowles said he doesn't think it's a season-ending concussion. He added, "As long as he's out, it's concerning until we get the OK. We've had several guys that have had some, but anytime a guy has a certain number of concussions, you need to pay more attention to it."

Woodson: Vikings have favorable matchup vs. Jets (0:40)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report: Robby Anderson and Leonard Williams returned to practice. It doesn't look good for Terrelle Pryor. If Isaiah Crowell can practice Friday, he should be good to go. Trumaine Johnson and Buster Skrine are not expected to play.

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Rodgers: 'Touching' to see Jets players' support

New York Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers walked into the interview room Thursday, stepped behind the podium and flashed a big smile. "Did y'all miss me?" he asked.


Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers, back to work after a health scare, says he was touched by the outpouring of support he received from the team and colleagues and players around the league. He declined to get into specifics, except to say he underwent a procedure. The results were negative.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets practice report (early version): WR Robby Anderson and DE Leonard Williams returned to practice. RB Isaiah Crowell (foot) was present, but didn't have a helmet. Not seen: CBs Trumaine Johnson (quad) and Buster Skrine (concussion) and WR Terrelle Pryor (groin). I don't expect Johnson and Skrine to play Sunday. Pryor, too, is trending in that direction. Sam Darnold (pictured) is wearing long sleeves on a chilly day. Bet he didn't do that at USC.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

With just three healthy wide receivers, only one of whom (Jermaine Kearse) is a full-time receiver, the Jets are "kicking the tires" on outside options, according to coach Todd Bowles. For now, there's a chance they will promote Deontay Burnett from the practice squad. It means they would go into Sunday with Kearse, Charone Peake, Andre Roberts, Robby Anderson (hamstring permitting) and Burnett.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Sam Darnold (right elbow) appeared on the injury report for the first time in his career. He took a full share of practice reps and declared, "It's nothing crazy. It felt fine today." He received treatment on the elbow. It may be minor, but it always bears watching when a quarterback shows up on the injury report with an elbow issue. Darnold said he hurt it while tackling Colts S Malik Hooker on an interception return. Darnold laughed it off, saying, "Quarterbacks usually don't make tackles, so that might be part of it." Darnold, a former HS linebacker, said he must learn to tackle "without using my right arm." Good idea.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report: A "pretty lengthy" list, according to coach Todd Bowles. WR Quincy Enunwa and S Marcus Maye already have been ruled out for Sunday. It seems unlikely that CBs Trumaine Johnson and Buster Skrine will play, which could mean trouble against Vikings WR Adam Thielen. I'd put WR Robby Anderson, WR Terrelle Pryor, RB Isaiah Crowell and DE Leo Williams in the day-to-day category.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sheldon Richardson, who was drafted by the Jets in 2013 (the year he won DROY) and notched his first Pro Bowl season in New York in 2014, reflects on his personal growth since being traded away last year: "When Rex was with them I was doing pretty good for the most part making a name for myself in the league and after that, it's kind of self-inflicted wounds and just me not overcoming my personal battles in life that got me out of there and that changed everything around there. That's pretty much it and I pretty much grew from everywhere. At every phase of my life I grew from it. In Seattle, my time I spent there, I grew from that, not knowing where I was going to be this offseason. Just sitting down. You go for a year straight, you know what you're doing, you know what to expect and then you go and you don't know. You don't know where you're at, as far as you're career. And battling through that and landing in a good situation (in Minnesota), good team, good family-oriented guys, good coaching staff. Can't really beat it."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets practice report (early version): This is one banged-up team, especially at cornerback and wide receiver. Not spotted on the field: CB Trumaine Johnson (quad), CB Buster Skrine (concussion) and WR Terrelle Pryor (groin). And, of course, WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle) and S Marcus Maye (thumb) are out multiple games. Good news: WR Charone Peake (hamstring) returned to practice. RB Eli McGuire (foot), on injured reserve, also returned. McGuire (pictured) can't be activated until Week 9.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets LT Kelvin Beachum spent his off day serving meals to seniors at the Food Bank for New York City. He also organized food donations in conjunction with World Food Day. "I've have had times in my life where suffered from food insecurity," Beachum said. "I feel strongly that no one should ever have to choose between paying their electric bill or putting food on the table. I know firsthand that community support goes a long way and is greatly appreciated. God has provided me an NFL platform to hopefully inspire others to join me in the fight to end hunger."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets today are working out former Titans WR Rishard Matthews, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. With Quincy Enunwa (ankle), Terrelle Pryor (groin) and Charone Peake (hamstring) dealing with injuries, the Jets are down to three healthy receivers. Matthews, 29, played three games with the Titans this season (three catches, 11 yards), but requested his release because he was unhappy with his number of targets. It was granted. He has 228 career catches for 3,147 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Team Stats

Passing Yards210.227th
Rushing Yards130.37th
Points For27.511th
Points Against23.213th

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