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Jets' injury report: New York thin along defensive line for Patriots

The Jets are dealing with a number of injuries heading into their game against the Patriots, especially on the defensive line.

Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

The New York Jets will most likely be without defensive linemen Kenrick Ellis and Sione Pouha when they face the New England Patriots on Sunday. Both men are listed as doubtful to play against one of the best offenses in the NFL.

New York may also be thin at running back, as Joe McKnight and Bilal Powell both missed practice on Friday. McKnight is listed as questionable with a shoulder injury, while Powell is doubtful with a shoulder issue. Quarterback Tim Tebow may be asked to line up at running back for some snaps to fill the void.

Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez returned to action for the first time on Sunday against the Seahawks since suffering an ankle injury in Week 2 against the Cardinals. He still was not at full speed and is listed as questionable after being limited in practice on Friday. His pass receiving partner, Rob Gronkowski, is also questionable with a hip injury that he has been battling for much of the season.

Full injury reports for both teams:

Jets

DOUBTFUL

Kendrick Ellis DL Knee (DNP)

Sione Pouha DL Low Back (LP)

Bilal Powell RB Shoulder (DNP)

Eric Smith DB Knee (DNP)

QUESTIONABLE

Clyde Gates WR Shoulder (LP)

Nick Mangold OL Ankle (LP)

Joe McKnight RB Ankle (DNP)

PROBABLE

Stephen Hill WR Hamstring (FP)

Dustin Keller TE Hamstring (FP)

Jeremy Kerley WR Finger (FP)

LaRon Landry DB Heel (FP)

Brandon Moore OL Hip (FP)

Calvin Pace LB Shoulder (FP)

Mark Sanchez QB Low Back (FP)

Matt Slauson OL Knee (FP)

Bart Scott LB Toe (LP)

Bryan Thomas LB Hamstring (LP)

Patriots

OUT

Brandon Bolden RB Knee (DNP)

Steve Gregory S Hip (DNP)

Tracy White LB Foot (DNP)

QUESTIONABLE

Rob Brace DL Back (LP)

Patrick Chung S Shoulder (LP)

Julian Edelman WR Hand (LP)

Rob Gronkowski TE Hip (LP)

Aaron Hernandez TE Ankle (LP)

Dont'a Hightower LB Hamstring (LP)

Logan Mankins G Calf/Hip

Nick McDonald OL Shoulder (LP)

Sterling Moore CB Knee (LP)

Sebastian Vollmer OT Back/Knee (LP)

Wes Welker WR Ankle (LP)

PROBABLE

Kyle Love DT Knee (FP)