The surprising 2-1 New York Jets will once again be without two players who they were counting on to be significant players for the this year, which makes their 2-1 start that much more surprising.
Ivory, who the team traded for this offseason to be their bell-cow back, hurt his hamstring in last week’s victory over the Buffalo Bills and did not practice all week as a result. There’s no timetable for his return, which leaves backfield duties to Bilal Powell and Alex Green.
Milliner, the ninth overall pick out of Alabama and projected replacement for All-Pro CB Darrelle Revis, was injured in practice earlier this week and did not practice on Thursday or Friday. Milliner doesn’t have a timetable either for return, but he wasn’t exactly getting a lot of playing time when he was healthy, as he’s looked lost in coverage and is struggling with Rex Ryan’s complex defensive schemes, and this will likely go down as a lost year for the top-10 pick.