Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson talks about the challenge of stopping Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch. Wilkerson spoke Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, after Jets practice in Florham Park.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Another day, another shuffle in the New York Jets’ quarterback hierarchy.
Bryce Petty will be the backup quarterback when the Jets play the Raiders this afternoon. Second-year pro Christian Hackenberg was not on the active roster.
Hackenberg was the backup Week 1 in Buffalo, despite being badly outplayed by Petty during training camp and the preseason. But coach Todd Bowles wouldn’t explain why calling it a coach’s decision.
Bowles’ choice in Week 1 was likely health-related. Petty suffered a sprained MCL in the third game of the preseason and was held out of the final preseason game. But Bowles was evasive when asked about Petty’s health.
Petty and McCown were the only players to make throws during early warmups at the Coliseum. Petty wore a heavy brace on the field as he warmed up.
Hackenberg, the Jets’ 2016 second-round pick, has been active in only two out of 18 regular season games in his career — Week 17 of 2016 and Week 1 of 2017.
Also of note: Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley was activated for the first time since the Jets signed him earlier this month. The Jets didn’t feel Kerley was ready to play Week 1 against Buffalo, less than a week after he joined the Jets after being cut by the 49ers.
Kerley will likely be the No. 3 receiver,…
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