New York Jets’ standout wide receiver Robby Anderson aggravated his hamstring injury during practice Thursday.
Anderson, who was been the Jets best offensive threat this season, was reported to be limited in practice. After practicing fully Wednesday, Bowles reported a setback occurred Thursday.
Last season, Anderson hurt his hamstring during the final week of the regular season. Reports say he aggravated that injury again today. His status is unknown for Sunday’s game.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 7, 2017
If Anderson doesn’t play this Sunday, the offense takes a huge it. The speedy wideout has 49 catches, 821 yards and seven touchdowns. He has been a huge piece to this passing attack. Without him, the Jets lose their best playmaker.
Excluding Anderson, the Jets’ receiving depth for Sunday’s game would be Jermaine Kearse, Chad Hansen, Ardarius Stewart, and JoJo Natson. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Jets bring up another guy off the practice squad if that is indeed the case. Perhaps the team will see the return of Lucky Whitehead, who was picked up off waivers earlier in the year before breaking his foot.
The Jets could be in trouble if Anderson doesn’t play against a talented Broncos defense. Kearse will be the only true reliable target for McCown. Keep in mind they have to put up against Bradley Roby, Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr. Expect an update on Anderson’s status later this week.