Jets RB Chris Ivory, and CB Dee Milliner will not play against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
Rex Ryan ruled both players out for the game due to hamstring injuries during his Friday press conference.
“They’re doing better,” Ryan said. “Dee thinks he can play on it. He never practiced, so he’s not playing. But he’s feeling a lot better.”
Ivory spent the majority of training camp on the sideline with an injured hamstring, he aggravated the the same left hamstring early in last week’s game against Buffalo. Bilal Powell will carry the load while Ivory is sidelined. Powell took the majority of the carries in last week’s game, and rushed for a career-high 149-yards.
“We have a lot of confidence in Bilal and always did,” Rex Ryan said. “Number one thing for a back, he’s outstanding in pass protection, let alone his running skills and pass receiving skills, so that we knew was a real positive about Bilal.”
Milliner’s injury occurred during practice on Wednesday. The rookie tweaked his hamstring while running in coverage, and was subsequently pulled out of practice for precautionary reasons.
Milliner has been plagued by a variety of injuries since the Jets drafted him in April. He underwent off-season shoulder surgery, which kept him out of off-season activities, and then he struggled with an Achilles injury towards the end of pre-season.
With Milliner out of the line-up, either Darrin Walls or Kyle Wilson will take his place. Rex Ryan hasn’t announced who will start opposite Antonio Cromartie, but did say that Walls will be he outside corner in the teams nickel package, and Wilson will cover the slot. Wilson started last week’s game against the Buffalo Bills, but was briefly benched after he was responsible for four consecutive penalties.