Friday, August 22, 2014
Cumberland, Patterson out for Jets
By Rich Cimini
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- This hardly qualifies as a surprise, but tight end Jeff Cumberland and cornerback Dimitri Patterson were scratched by the New York Jets for Friday night's game against the New York Giants.
This marks the second straight missed game for both players. Cumberland is dealing with Achilles' tendon tightness and Patterson is recovering from calf, ankle and quadriceps injuries. Because Rex Ryan doesn't play starters in the final preseason game, it likely means that Cumberland and Patterson are done until the regular season.
Rookie Jace Amaro will start for Cumberland, Antonio Allen for Patterson.
Also not playing for the Jets are cornerback Dee Milliner, wide receiver Jalen Saunders and linebacker IK Enemkpali, a surprise inactive. The rookie linebacker hasn't missed any practice time due to injury.