Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched after completing 5-of-12 passes for 81 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception in the first half Week 13 against the Colts.
Dreadful. The Jets were getting blasted 24-3 at halftime, and the Colts scored another touchdown on the first possession of the third quarter to make it 31-3 before Bryce Petty came into the game to a round of applause. The Jets went three-and-out on their first two possessions of the game, and Fitzpatrick threw a terrible pick into double-coverage just before halftime. Well on their way to 3-9, the Jets may as well give Petty the reins the remainder of the year.
Appearing on ESPN's Monday Night Football halftime show, Adam Schefter reported Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (broken leg, injured reserve) is "still considering retirement."
Not many people took Thomas' Sunday night halftime tweet seriously, but it apparently wasn't a complete lark. However, per Schefter, the Seahawks don't believe he's truly considering the possibility, and that it's just an "emotional" response. Still only 27, Thomas is signed through 2018. He remains one of the best defensive backs in the league. We should see Thomas on the field in 2017. His broken leg does not require surgery.
Jeremy Maclin (groin) got in a limited practice Monday.
Indications earlier Monday suggested Maclin will return to the lineup Thursday night against the Raiders. While he's nothing more than a WR4, Maclin also figures to affect the production of Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill.
Jets RE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) is active for Week 13 against the Colts.
He suffered a setback in Saturday's practice, but apparently it wasn't enough to keep him out. Inactive for the Jets are QB Christian Hackenberg, WR Devin Smith, S Calvin Pryor, OLB Lorenzo Mauldin, OL Dakota Dozier, WR Jalin Marshall, and NT Steve McLendon. Rontez Miles will start for Pryor.
T.Y. Hilton (back) is active for Week 13 against the Jets.
As expected. Hilton will be a rock-solid WR1 against a burnt-to-crisp Jets pass defense. Inactive for the Colts are OLB Robert Mathis, CB Patrick Robinson, SS Clayton Geathers, ILB Deon King, OT Le'Raven Clark, OG Austin Blythe, DE Lavar Edwards.
Seahawks signed FB Marcel Reece.
Reece is from the area and played his college ball at Washington. The 31-year-old was cut by the Raiders back in September. He'll fill in as Thomas Rawls' backfield mate while FB Will Tukuafu is in the concussion protocol.
Raiders SS Karl Jospeh is in a walking boot Monday.
Joseph has been solid in pass coverage since being promoted to the starting lineup in Week 3. The 14th overall pick in this year's draft has graded out as PFF's No. 35 safety out of 89 qualifiers. His status for Thursday night against the Chiefs is up in the air. Nate Allen replaced him on Sunday.
Raiders designated DE Mario Edwards (hip) their I.R.-return player.
He began practicing on Monday and will have 21 days to be activated from the I.R. list. If the Raiders can get back Edwards and suspended pass rusher Aldon Smith ahead of the playoffs, it will only make Oakland better.