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Chris Owusu Could Miss 2 Weeks With Leg Injury

The Jets may have dodged a bullet with the Eric Decker injury, but they will likely be down at least one receiver for the visit of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Chris Owusu may not have set the team alight on Monday, but his work on the outside allows Decker to go to work in the slot. The early results of that experiment have been extremely encouraging. Unfortunately Todd Bowles confirmed during a radio interview with Michael Kay of ESPN that Owusu may miss 2 weeks with a leg injury sustained in Monday nights contest against the Colts.

Owusu appeared in 52 of the 69 offensive snaps against the Colts, so he has been used significantly over the first two weeks of the season. He only has 4 catches for 55 yards over two games, but his work in the blocking game has been pleasing and as mentioned above, his work on the outside allows Decker to work on the inside. Decker had 8 catches for 97 yards against the Colts before exiting with a knee problem.

If Owusu does indeed miss some time, it may mean Decker has to slide back outside with players like Kerley and Devin Smith taking over in the slot.

The Jets do have 6'2 225lb receiver Quincy Enunwa who could fill in outside if needed. It may be that if Decker can play on Monday, we'd want to keep him inside where he has been so effective. Enunwa did appear in 42% of snaps against the colts, so he could easily jump into that #2 outside role. Although it has to be said that he failed to come up with some catchable balls against the Colts. It would mean that when we did go to 4 wide receiver sets, either Kerley or Smith would get extended work.

The Jets have recently worked out former Giants receiver Corey Washington, who confirmed on Twitter that he would not be signing with the Jets today (Which was yesterday, so he could sign today). The Jets also worked out former Oakland Raider and converted Quarterback Terrell Pryor who reportedly ran a 4.2 40 during the session.