Jets wide receiver Brad Smith was limited in practice for the third consecutive day and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s matchup with the 3-11 Seahawks. Smith missed the first game in his three-year career last week after he suffered a concussion on a helmet-to-helmet hit from 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis on Dec. 7. Head coach Eric Mangini expressed today that Smith has had a “good” week of of practice and Mangini is “encouraged” by his progress. He explained that all concussions differ, so determining Smith’s status at this point in difficult.
Questionable: LB Eric Barton (knee), WR Laveranues Coles (thigh), LB David Harris (groin), OT Wayne Hunter (shoulder), NT Kris Jenkins (hip), WR Brad Smith (concussion), LB Bryan Thomas (shoulder)
Probable: WR Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder), G Brandon Moore (ankle), LB Jason Trusnik (knee)
For the Seahawks, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck did not practice for the third consecutive day this week, meaning Seneca Wallace will likely start at quarterback. Wallace is enjoying the best season of his six-year career, as he’s tossed eight touchdowns and just one interception in seven games (six starts).
Doubtful: LB LeRoy Hill (neck), OT Sean Locklear (toes)
Questionable: CB Jordan Babineaux (concussion), WR Koren Robinson (knee), QB Matt Hasselbeck (back), D.D. Lewis (shin)
If Smith is unable to play, head coach Eric Mangini explained yesterday that David Clowney would not be a “automatic swap” into the active roster.
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