Jets RB Crowell, WR Enunwa out vs. Texans with injuries
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets will be without two key playmakers on offense against the Houston Texans.
Starting running back Isaiah Crowell and wide receiver Quincy Enunwa will not play because of injuries that kept them out of practice all week.
Crowell, who is dealing with a toe ailment, leads the Jets with 685 yards rushing and six touchdowns. The game Saturday will mark the first the durable running back has missed in his five-year NFL career.
“He’s hurt,” coach Todd Bowles said Thursday. “There’s nothing we can do about it. So, we just move on.”
Elijah McGuire, who is questionable with an ankle injury, and rookie Trenton Cannon are expected to replace Crowell in the backfield.
“It’s a good opportunity,” Bowles said. “They’ve been playing some since they’ve been healthy. ... You like what you see, so they get a chance to prove themselves.”
Enunwa has been sidelined this week by an ankle injury. He leads the Jets with 38 receptions despite missing two games earlier this season.
Rishard Matthews and Deontay Burnett could see increased snaps this week in place of Enunwa.
The Jets also announced that backup linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu will also be out with a concussion.
Cornerback Trumaine Johnson (sore foot) and linebackers Jordan Jenkins (shoulder/ankle) and Kevin Pierre-Louis (shoulder) are questionable, and Bowles said they are all game-time decisions.