The New York Jets have made some depth moves this week, bringing back quarterback Brady Quinn and wide receiver Ben Obomanu. The Jets released Brady Quinn last week but were expected to pick him back up at the start of this week, which allows them to avoid guaranteeing his salary for the season. The decision to sign Ben Obomanu signals that Jeremy Kerley will almost certainly be held out of Thursday's game against the New England Patriots with a concussion. The Patriots have their own injury issues, as Danny Amendola is expected to miss the game on Thursday and Shane Vereen will be out about a month with a broken wrist.
The Jets have signed WR Ben Obomanu to the active roster and have released LB Scott Solomon from the active roster.— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 10, 2013
The New York Jets were able to get through Sunday's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers without a third quarterback, but that won't be an issue on Thursday night. The team brought back quarterback Brady Quinn, who was released last week. By releasing Quinn last week, the Jets don't have to guarantee his contract. As a result, when and if Mark Sanchez returns, the team can cut Brady Quinn without eating his salary.
The Jets made another depth move by bringing back another recent cut, wide receiver Ben Obomanu. With the receiving corps already seen as a weak spot on the roster, it looks as though Jeremy Kerley will miss Thursday night's game against the Patriots. Kerley suffered a concussion against the Buccaneers on Sunday. The Jets released linebacker Scott Solomon to make room for Obomanu.
The Patriots are dealing with their own injury issues. Running back Shane Vereen has a broken wrist and will be out for about a month, which will force Stevan Ridley into a prominent role. Ridley was benched on Sunday after fumbling twice against the Buffalo Bills in a two-point win for New England. Danny Amendola battled through Sunday's game but is expected to miss this week's game against the Jets.
It's a short week and both teams are banged up, which should make for an interesting Thursday night game. The Patriots are seen as heavy favorites, but the circumstances could even the playing field. The Patriots have taken the interesting move of scheduling just a walkthrough this week, with no full practices in preparation for the Jets.
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