Jets running back Matt Forte has turf toe and could miss this weekend’s home contest against the Jaguars.
Forte suffered the injury on a red-zone run in the third quarter of Sunday’s win over the Dolphins in the Jets’ home opener. He sat out Wednesday’s practice in Florham Park.
Forte has “no idea” how the injury in his left big toe will affect his availability for this weekend.
“We have to wait to see how it feels, if I’m able to practice,” Forte said in the Jets locker room. “And we’ll go from there.”
Forte previously dealt with a turf toe on his right foot in his rookie season in 2008. That year, he rushed for 1,238 yards and eight touchdowns. He also caught 63 passes for 477 yards and four touchdowns.
“It’s tough to deal with because the nature of your position at running back, obviously, a lot of pressure on your toes when you’re running and making cuts, even blocking,” Forte said. “I’ve fought through it before. There’s a number of a things you can do — tape it, orthotics, all kinds of different stuff. I’m taking every angle possible to get back on the field as fast as possible.”
The Jets signed RB Travaris Cadet on Wednesday as insurance for Forte’s injury. They placed WR Charone Peake (high ankle sprain) on injured reserve to make room on a roster. Peake is a candidate to return early from IR, according to Todd Bowles.
On Tuesday, Jets safety Jamal Adams received a direct message on Instagram from his former LSU teammate Leonard Fournette, a Jags rookie running back.
“He was kind joking around, saying, ‘Hey, do you remember me? I want to trade jerseys with you,’” Adams said Wednesday. “So I kind of liked it and said, ‘Yes sir, we’ll definitely do it.’ I know it’s friendly competition. When we’re on the field, we go at it. It’s been like that since LSU days. ..It’s going to be a great matchup.”
Adams and Fournette played together for three seasons from 2014-16. Adams said the practice battles were heated.
“Nothing but collisions,” Adams said. “He’s got me, I’ve got him, and we…