Officially named Week 12 starter
Head coach Robert Saleh confirmed Wednesday that Wilson (knee) will reclaim starting quarterback duties this weekend against the Texans, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.
Though the Jets never officially confirmed Wilson as their Week 12 starter until the team resumed practicing Wednesday, multiple reports surfaced Tuesday indicating that the rookie received full medical clearance from the training staff following a four-game absence due to a PCL sprain of his right knee. Saleh made the matter official Wednesday, and the fact Wilson wasn't included on the Jets' initial Week 12 injury report implies that he was a full participant in the workout. At this stage, the bigger concern is the lack of available depth behind Wilson for Sunday's game, as Mike White -- who started Weeks 8 and through 10 -- and Joe Flacco -- who started in the Week 11 loss to the Dolphins -- were both placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday and are unlikely to be activated prior to the contest. The Jets plan to elevate Josh Johnson from the practice squad later this week to serve as Wilson's understudy this weekend.
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The Jets placed Carter (ankle) on injured reserve Saturday, ruling him out for Weeks 12-14, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
The Jets have downgraded Davis (groin) to doubtful for Sunday's game against the Texans, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Davis (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans after returning to a limited practice Friday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Davis (groin) will be a limited participant in practice Friday, but coach Robert Saleh expects the wide receiver to play Sunday in Houston, Andy Vasquez of NorthJersey.com reports.
Davis (groin) was listed as a non-participant on Thursday's practice report, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Davis was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice due to a groin injury, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
The Jets aren't yet ruling Flacco out from returning from the reserve/COVID-19 list and being available in a backup capacity behind Zach Wilson for Sunday's game against the Texans, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.
Wilson (knee) has been fully cleared by the Jets' medical staff and is set to return to action as the team's starting quarterback Sunday against the Texans, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.
White was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday after testing positive for the virus, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Flacco was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday after he was identified as a close contact of teammate Mike White, who tested positive for the virus, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.