All season we’ve seen the Jets struggle in covering Tight Ends consistently, so the Jets safeties must be breathing a sigh of relief with the news that Giants TE Jake Ballard will be out tomorrow.
Tight end Jake Ballard, defensive end Osi Umenyiora and linebacker Mark Herzlich will miss the New York Giants game with the Jets on Saturday.
Umenyiora and Herzlich have been out for weeks with ankle injuries. Ballard sprained a knee late in last weekend’s loss to the Washington Redskins.
Bear Pascoe is expected to start for Ballard.
Ballard has 38 catches and 4 TDs so far this season, and if the Jets season of how that matchup would have played out tomorrow, then it would not have been favorable for the Jets. This will put more pressure on the Giants third and fourth receivers. Look to see how the Jets match those inside receivers and how they do over the course of the game.