Brandon Marshall watched from the sidelines as the Jets were narrowly edged out by their inner-city rivals. However there are no fears relating to his injury, and the Jets are confident that he won't miss any time.
Injuries in the pre-season are horrendous for player and team. Just ask the Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo. While we patiently await the results of David Harris's scans this afternoon, we were presented with some good news in relation to Brandon Marshall.
Todd Bowles was asked after last nights defeat about Brandon Marshall, who was held out as a precaution.
Asked why Brandon didn't play, Bowles confirmed:
He has a sore hip, so we held him out. We wanted to see the younger guys play, too.
When a follow up question asked if he was concerned about the injury, Bowles said he wasn't and had it been a regular season game, he would have been able to play. Brandon isn't getting any younger, and he is extremely important to this team, so holding him out makes complete sense. He'll be ready to go against the Bengals.
Marshall's absence last night allowed players like Jalin Marshall and Robby Anderson a chance to shine throughout, and both players took their chance well.
Marshall caught 109 passes for 1,502 yards and 14 touchdowns last year and he'll be hoping to post similar numbers with Ryan Fitzpatrick back in the fold.