Todd Bowles said today he still hasn't reached that spot on his timeline for naming his right tackle in place of sore-backed Breno Giacomini for Cincinnati on Sunday.
"I can choose one or play both. We still haven't decided that part yet," the Jets coach said after today's practice at the Atlantic Health Training Center. "They've been alternating all preseason, so the night before would be fine."
And both Ben Ijalana and Brent Qvale said Saturday night notification would be fine with them.
"Through the preseason I found out the night before, so that's nothing new," said Ijalana, who started two preseason games to Qvale's two and played 127 offensive snaps to Qvale's 143. "It's just cool to still be in the race.
"If there's a cloud higher than nine, I'm on it, to potentially get an opportunity to get on the field. I'm a football player that hasn't been able to play football."
And what if the decision is to rotate the two of them every couple of series or every quarter?
"We do it every day in practice, we've done it for four preseason games. If that's what ends up happening, when you're the guy who's not in, you've got to be ready to go," Qvale said, adding about the stresses of coming in and out of the offense, "It is a little more mentally challenging, but you've just got to be able to focus in and go out there and play."
Decker on RevisWR Eric Decker was asked about a Sunday matchup that he wouldn't be a part of, and he said he's looking forward to Jets CB Darrelle Revis vs. Bengals WR A.J. Green.
"I think it's one everybody will be keen on," Decker said. "He's one of the best receivers in the NFL right now and Cincinnati likes to throw the ball down the field. It'll challenge us defensively.
"But Revis, I still believe, is one of the best at this level. He's got an attitude that is so contagious, how fiery he is, the game-type Revis that comes out. It'll be fun to watch."
Revis on GreenRevis was then asked about what kind of a challenge Green poses to him.
"Every challenge possible," said No. 24. "I've definitely got a lot of respect for the guy. I've played him over a number of years and he's one of the top receivers in the league."
Revis wasn't a Jet when Green had three catches for 115 yards, including a pair of 53-yarders, at Cincinnati in 2013. When Revis as a member of the Patriots played Green the next year, the Bengal had decent numbers (5-85-TD) but on the first five balls throw to him that game, he caught two for 19 yards and a fumble, forced by Revis, and he caught his TD late with the Pats ahead, 34-10.
Injury UpdateBowles isn't ruling out rookie OLB Jordan Jenkins (calf) yet for Sunday but Jenkins didn't participate in practice again, nor did CB Darryl Robert or QB Bryce Petty. ... LBs David Harris and Bruce Carter, both with shoulder injuries, are both "still up in the air," said Bowles. ... WR Brandon Marshall (hip), limited Wednesday, was full-go today.