Huge advantage for Jets in this department Dan Leberfeld

The Jets enter their Monday night game with the Chicago Bears with a huge health edge.

True, they will be without cornerback Dee Milliner, who is dealing with ankle and quad issues, but aside from this, they are very healthy.

And honestly, while the Jets could use Milliner, it’s not like he’s an established player yet. He’s still a major work-in-progress.

Eric Decker (hamstring) is iffy, but if he can’t go, the Jets can get by without him, with David Nelson, Jeremy Kerley and Greg Salas. Decker is a game-time decision.

As for the Bears, they are ravaged by injuries.

Two starting offensive linemen – center Roberto Garza and guard Matt Slauson – will miss this game with ankle injuries.

Also, the Bears starting wide receivers, Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffrey (hamstring), are both questionable, and where limited in practice. They both could play, but neither is 100 percent.

On defense, the Bears have a myriad of problems on the injury front.

Starting outside linebacker Shea McClellin hurt his hand in practice on Thursday, and is out. Jeremiah “Jay” Ratliff, perhaps the Bears’ best defensive tackle, is out with a concussion. The Bears lost starting cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman for the season last week due to an arm injury, and key reserve cornerback Sherrick McManus, won’t play this week due to a quad problem.

Also, reserve defensive end, and special team’s contributor, Trevor Scott, is out with a foot injury.

So when you combine all these Chicago injuries, with the fact the Jets are healthy, and playing at home, Gang Green has no excuses – they need to go out and win this football game.

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