Doug Baldwin (89) is tackled by New York Jets cornerback Kyle Wilson (20) after making a reception during the first quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets Kyle Wilson will play

The New York Jets and New England Patriots are already getting ready for their second rivalry matchup of the season here in Week 7, and we’ll see if the Jets are able to avenge a Week 2 loss and pull off an upset against the 5-1 Pats. The Patriots have suffered significant injuries through the first six weeks, so that’s definitely something on the Jets side. They are returning to full strength at cornerback, too, which will be key when going up against a quarterback as good as Tom Brady, even if his receivers have been incredibly inconsistent (Brady hasn’t been consistent either, though he was brilliant last week for most of the game).

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Jets starting cornerback Kyle Wilson has been cleared from a concussion and was able to practice fully to end the week of practices. Per Mehta, Wilson “will play” this week against the Patriots, and the New York Jets will have both Wilson and rookie CB Dee Milliner back in the fold for this week’s highly anticipated rivalry rematch in 2013.

Wilson suffered the concussion in last week’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and his return is huge for the Jets. Even with Danny Amendola set to miss this week, covering the slot is still vital with Brady throwing the ball and both Julian Edelman and Austin Collie being two worrisome presences in the slot for opponents to worry about. The Jets secondary is at full strength at the right time, and they won’t have any depth issues with Wilson and Milliner ready to play.

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  • Paul Newbold

    Wilson and Milliner on the plus side for the Jets? The entire NY secondary has played poorly so far this season! Wilson was a disaster on the outside, and has shown little from the slot. Millner has been injury pronged since he arrived and when he has been on the field, the results have been poor at best. Cromartie struggled to return to last year’s form and due to injury was picked on constantly in Pittsburgh. Darin Walls in a limited role has been inconsistent, and has been burned badly at times. Then you have the young safeties, who have consistently missed assignments, they are heavy hitters, good in run support, but coverage skills are lacking. The Jets have a chance in this one, but the pass rush must get to Brady consistently and the offense will need to score early and often.

    • Joe Soriano

      Their secondary certainly has its issues, but imagine how bad things would be if both of those guys were out.