| Powell shines after Ivory's injury -- Mon Sep 23 6:10 pm --|
Ex-Saint sidelined by another hamstring injury
|Before training camp, Bilal Powell was projected as the No. 3 running back, behind Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson. It changed quickly when Ivory hurt his hamstring and Goodson didn't show because of off-the-field issues. Powell 's career day in Week 3 - 149 rushing yards, including 109 in the second half - began on the bench, as Ivory got the start. Ivory lasted only four plays before he injured his "good" hamstring, setting it up for Powell. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Per ESPN New York's Rich Cimini, the injury is to the same leg Ivory pulled his hamstring on the first day of training camp. The new injury is in a different spot, but Ivory took several weeks to recover from the initial one and probably will again this time around. The Jets face the Titans and Falcons over their next two games before squaring off with the Steelers and Patriots. Powell figures to remain a flex option in all but the most favorable matchups until Ivory and/or Goodson return.