Sheldon Richardson likely to be game-time decision for Jets this week
Sheldon Richardson sat out the first four games of the season due to suspension, but he's made a huge impact since returning.
In five games, he's recorded at least a half-sack in each game but one, giving him a total of 2.5 on the year. Additionally, he's made 19 tackles and forced one fumble, helping the Jets field one of the most talented defensive lines in the league.
Following Thursday night's loss to the Bills, though, his hamstring "was a little sore," and he could be in jeopardy of missing this week's game. According to Todd Bowles, Richardson will likely be a game-time decision against the Texans.
He was unable to practice on Wednesday and isn't expected to practice on Thursday, either, putting his status in serious doubt. His availability for Friday's practice will be telling of his ability to play.
Aside from the four-game suspension this season, Richardson has never missed a game in his three-year career. It'd be a big blow to the Jets defense if he's is unable to play.
In addition to Richardson, Darrelle Revis is also dealing with an injury. His hip is reportedly bothering him, causing him to be limited on Thursday. Bowles said the injury isn't serious, but it is somewhat alarming. At this point, he's not expected to miss Sunday's game.