New York Jets Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Winters (abdomen) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Impact: Winters was active two weeks ago in the Jets' game against Tampa Bay, and it seems unlikely, following a bye week that Winters would not play Sunday. The expectation is that Winters will be active, but look for an official announcement to come Sunday.
News: Forte (knee) logged a limited practice Friday and is viewed as a game-time decision for Sunday's 1:00 ET game against the Panthers.
Impact: When Forte last suited up, back in Week 9, he logged a team-high 14 carries for 77 yards. If he's able to play Sunday, however, we suspect that he'd work in time-share with Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire, making him a speculative Week 12 lineup option against Carolina's rugged run defense.
News: Whitehead (foot) signed with the Jets' practice squad Friday, Rich Cimini of reports.
Impact: Whitehead rejoins the Jets' organization after reaching an injury settlement back in early September. Foot surgery ultimately led to Whitehead being reverted to the team's injured reserve, but it looks like he may be closer to full health now with his re-signing. It's not clear, however, if New York is planning on using the special teams star on its active roster this season.
News: Claiborne (foot) practiced without limitations Thursday and is in line to play Sunday against the Panthers.
Impact: Claiborne took full advantage of the bye week and will return to his starting cornerback role. The sixth-year pro has 31 tackles, six pass breakups and one interception through nine games. He has a high ceiling, and he may have more opportunities to shine against a Panthers' offense that is fond of airing it out.
News: Though present for practice Thursday, Forte (knee) was listed as a non-participant by the Jets, Rich Cimini of reports.
Impact: As a result, Cimini views Forte as unlikely to play Sunday against the Panthers. If the veteran RB ends up being ruled out for the contest, Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire would be in line to handle the Jets' Week 12 rushing duties.