Jets vs. Giants Week 8 Inactive List: Big Blue’s O-Line problems persist, Carl Lawson is another healthy scratch

Nick Faria – AMNY

EAST RUTHERFORD — We’re under a couple of hours away before the New York Jets and New York Giants face off in a cross-town rivalry contest that could decide either team’s fate for the rest of the year. 

Gang Green can get to over .500 with a win as the road team today while Big Blue can theoretically move past their slow start to the season with a win over their own.

As with any game, a big pre-game focus to watch is who is made inactive before kickoff. There are plenty of big names to watch on that end.

New York Jets

RB – Israel Abanikanda

OG – Joe Tippmann

WR – Randall Cobb

DE – Carl Lawson

WR – Irv Charles 

LB – Zaire Barnes

CB – Jarrick Bernard Converse


  • Cobb and Lawson are the two veteran surprises inactive today. The former Packers wide receiver missed some time this week with a shoulder injury and will miss his first game of the year. That leaves undrafted rookies Xavier Gipson and Jason Brownlee as healthy potential players on the offense. 
  • For Lawson, his name has been used in trade talks with the deadline coming up on Tuesday but it doesn’t look like a deal is close at this time. That being said, having a  veteran like him be inactive again isn’t a good sign overall. 
  • Tippmann will miss his first start of the season due to an injury. He was a role player early in the season before taking over at right guard when Duane Brown went down on IR. In his place, Wes Schweitzer will expect to get the start.
  • Today is the first game for Brownlee to be an active player on the Jets gameday roster. The undrafted rookie turned heads in camp with a strong performance. 

New York Giants

QB – Daniel Jones

LT – Andrew Thomas

RT – Evan Neal

RB  – Deon Jackson

S – Bobby McCain

S – Gervarrius Owens

DL – Jordon Riley


  • Daniel Jones will miss his third straight start this week due to a neck injury. The Giants expect him to make a return this season though. 
  • It’s been a turnstile of sorts at tackle for the G-Men this year. Sunday against the Jets will be no different. Neal and Thomas are both out with a rash of injuries although both are close to a return. In their place, Justin Pugh will be the starting left tackle while Tyre Phillips is on the right. 
  • Big Blue’s defense is relatively healthy on Sunday. Adoree Jackson is back on the field after missing last week. 

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