Jenkins done, Edwards and Morris uncertain

October, 19, 2009
10/19/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

A roundup of notable injuries from AFC East games Sunday ...

Kris Jenkins, Jets nose tackle: A source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Jenkins is out for the year with a left knee injury suffered in the second quarter against the Buffalo Bills.

Jenkins' absence will be gargantuan. As linebacker Bart Scott said after the game, Jenkins is the anchor of the Jets' 3-4 defense. He's irreplaceable. His loss will severely impact the Jets' playoff chances. Sione Pouha is no Kris Jenkins.

Trent Edwards, Bills quarterback: Head coach Dick Jauron didn't provide an insightful update on Edwards' concussion and wouldn't reveal whether Edwards might be able to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

Edwards taking a week off wouldn't kill the Bills. Ryan Fitzpatrick came off the bench and, while not spectacular by any stretch, played well enough to win in overtime. Then again, if Fitzpatrick were to notch consecutive victories, there would be a brewing quarterback controversy in Buffalo. That's exactly what the Bills thought they'd avoided when they said goodbye to J.P. Losman and signed Fitzpatrick to be the unquestioned backup.

Sammy Morris, Patriots running back: A little more than a week after Fred Taylor had ankle surgery, Morris hurt his knee in the first quarter of Sunday's 59-0 trouncing of the Tennessee Titans. Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn't reveal much about Morris' injury, but the Patriots could be the market for some help at running back with the NFL trade deadline Tuesday afternoon.

"We'll take a look at him today," Belichick said at his Monday news conference. "There's always a little more information a day or two days after the game, after we get a chance to see where things are at 24 to 48 hours after. We'll do that like we normally do and assess his availability for practice and ultimately at the end of the week for the following game."

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