David Harris, Leonard Williams injured in Jets' win over Dolphins


LONDON -- The New York Jets are lucky to have the bye week because they're a banged-up team.

Three defensive starters were injured in Sunday's 27-14 win over the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium: linebacker David Harris (quadriceps), safety Calvin Pryor (bruised knee) and defensive end Leonard Williams (sprained ankle).

Jets coach Todd Bowles didn't provide any updates, except to say Harris "should be OK." Harris echoed that sentiment as he walked into the trainers' room, saying, "I'll be all right." He was replaced by veteran Erin Henderson, an example of the Jets' solid depth at the position.

Pryor, who banged knees with a Miami player, said it's not a serious injury. He was replaced by Dion Bailey, who was picked up on waivers only six days ago from the Seattle Seahawks. He ended up making a couple of key plays in crunch time.

The biggest question surrounds Williams, who wasn't around after the game. If he can't play in two weeks against the Washington Redskins, the Jets have a decent replacement -- a fellow by the name of Sheldon Richardson, whose four-game drug suspension ends Monday. The Jets have only one practice during the bye week -- Tuesday -- which will be a chipping-the-rust-off day for Richardson.

If Richardson is suspended again for his July arrest, an apparent violation of the NFL's personal-conduct policy, he probably won't hear any time in the near future. Then again, with the NFL, who knows?

On offense, running back Bilal Powell (groin) left in the first half and didn't return. Zac Stacy came off the bench to fill the role of third-down back. Stacy also scored on a 2-yard run, giving Chris Ivory a rest.

As for that Tuesday practice, you can bet a lot of banged-up players will be sitting out, recuperating from a win over the Dolphins that took a physical toll. If the Jets didn't have a bye next week, there would be a lot of question marks on the injury report.

"Perfect timing," Pryor said of the bye.

Bowles shed light on the injury to linebacker Jamari Lattimore, a late addition to the injury report. He developed a headache Saturday and was evaluated for a concussion. Bowles said he has no idea how Lattimore could've suffered a head injury because they didn't practice in pads last week.