Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay was ruled inactive for Thursday’s game against the New York Jets.
Lindsay has been sidelined since the season opener with turf toe but practiced all week and made the trip to East Rutherford, N.J., for the matchup of 0-3 teams.
The third-year running back had seven carries for 24 yards and one reception for 11 yards in a 16-14 Week 1 loss to the Tennessee Titans. He sat out the second half.
Melvin Gordon has been Denver’s leading rusher in Lindsay’s absence, carrying 42 times for 174 yards and a touchdown with nine catches for 34 yards and a score through three games.
Lindsay, 26, eclipsed the 1,000-yard plateau in each of his first two seasons and secured a Pro Bowl selection in 2018. He has recorded 423 carries for 2,072 yards and 16 rushing touchdowns while reeling in 71 receptions for 448 yards and a score in 32 career games with the Broncos.
Quarterbacks Drew Lock and Blake Bortles, cornerback Davontae Harris, offensive guard Netane Muti, tight end Albert Okwuegbunam and linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu were also inactive for the Broncos.
New York will have receiver Jamison Crowder on the field Thursday. He was labeled as questionable with rib and knee injuries.
The Jets listed the following players as inactive: wide receiver Breshad Perriman, safeties Ashtyn Davis and Marqui Christian, quarterback James Morgan, cornerback Quincy Wilson, defensive lineman Nathan Shepard and linebacker Jordan Willis.
–Field Level Media