Jets safety Jamal Adams, who sprained an ankle last week against the Bengals, hasn't practiced since and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Adams leads the defense in tackles (77), sacks (6.5), quarterback hits (14), pass defenses (7) and forced fumbles (2).
"It's part of the game," Adams said earlier this week. "It's very tough, but I have a lot of faith in those guys. Everybody is coached the same and the coaching staff is definitely going to move some things around if that's what we're going to do. They'll be fine with or without me."
Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams said that Adams, who hasn't missed a game since he was drafted in 2017, has been to every defensive meeting this week and has been pushing himself as hard in a bid to get back on the field. In addition to Adams, both S Matthias Farley (ribs) and CB Arthur Maulet (calf) are listed as doubtful. Cornerback Brian Poole (concussion) will not play.
"In all honesty, it's kind of what I've been through tons of times before," Williams said. "Back in the mid-90s, I was with the Oilers playing Dan Marino and the Dolphins at that time. We had four DBs get hurt and four linemen. We were playing 3-4 Cover 4. We only had four healthy DBs and three healthy D-lineman. We had to get out of the game and we played pretty good. Every time Dan and I see each other, we talk about that game.
"But that's just what we do. This staff is excited about whomever we get to coach. It's not who you got to coach, it's who you get to coach. The players see that and feel that. They've been through a lot between minicamp, training camp and OTAs. They get work every week."
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Running back Le'Veon Bell did not practice the last two days and is questionable for the Week 14 game. Bell leads the team with 589 rushing yards and has not missed a game this season. The Jets have three other RBs on the roster – Bilal Powell (125 yards), Ty Montgomery (60) and Josh Adams (12).
"I think Bilal has run the ball very well," Coach Adam Gase said. "He's done everything really well. He was patient when we were trying to figure everything out and how we were going to use everybody. In regards to Ty, I feel like, in my head, we'd be able to use him a lot more. I think the number of plays we've had per game hasn't been ideal for us to get these guys as many snaps as we wanted. … You have to have 65-75 plays to play these guys the way we want to. It's tough when you have three receivers that you like having on the field, but at the same time, putting both running backs on the field on the same time is a good personnel grouping for us."