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AFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
3-1-0 8-3-0
2-2-0 6-6-0
1-3-0 4-7-0
2-2-0 2-9-0

2023 Rushing

Rushing Attempts
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Longest Rush
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 1 11 11.0 0 11 0

Top Israel Abanikanda News

  • Jets' Israel Abanikanda: Questionable for Sunday

    Abanikanda (illness) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Falcons, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

    The rookie running back out of Pittsburgh seems to be trending in the right direction to play Sunday, as he was able to log a limited practice session Friday after recording consecutive DNPs to begin the Jets' week of practice. Abanikanda's injury status will be something to look out for, as Dalvin Cook (shoulder) is also listed as questionable for Week 13's contest.

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  • Jets' Israel Abanikanda: Dealing with illness

    Abanikanda (illness) did not participate at practice Wednesday, Rich Cimini of reports.

    The exact nature of Abanikanda's ailment is not known at this point, but his Week 13 status is now in doubt either way. He'll probably need to get back to practice Thursday or Friday to have a chance to suit up Sunday versus the Falcons.

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  • Jets' Israel Abanikanda: Two touches in NFL debut

    Abanikanda made his NFL debut in Sunday's 32-6 loss to the Bills, rushing once for 11 yards and adding one catch for five yards on two targets. He also returned one kickoff for 19 yards.

    Abanikanda is third on the running back depth chart behind Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook, but with the game out of hand late, the 2023 fifth-round pick out of Pittsburgh got the opportunity to get his feet wet. While Abanikanda's breakaway speed could help him become a big-play threat as his career develops, his lack of touches coupled with the ineffective play of the Jets' injury-riddled offensive line limits his short-term appeal.

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  • Jets' Israel Abanikanda: Taking over as No. 3 back

    Abanikanda now sits third on the Jets' depth chart at running back after the team waived Michael Carter on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Carter had served as the Jets' third-down running back for most of the season, handling about a quarter of the team's snap on offense through the first nine games while playing behind Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook. While Carter's departure may open up a few extra snaps for Cook, it also paves the way for Abanikanda -- who has been inactive for all nine games to date -- to suit up for the first time in his NFL career. The rookie fifth-round pick out of Pittsburgh rushed for 1,431 yards and 20 touchdowns during his final season of college, but he saw limited involvement in the passing game (12-146-1 receiving line on 20 targets). Given that Hall and Cook are proven pass catchers, and Hall is a uniquely effective rusher, Abanikanda may not have a defined role in the game plan this Sunday at Buffalo.

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  • Jets' Israel Abanikanda: Won't debut Monday

    Abanikanda (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game against the Bills.

    Abanikanda was able to clear the Jets' injury report Thursday after dealing with a thigh contusion but will not play in the season opener. He's buried on the depth chart behind Dalvin Cook, Breece Hall and Michael Carter and will have to wait until at least Week 2 against the Cowboys to make his debut.

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  • Jets' Israel Abanikanda: Ready to suit up

    Abanikanda (thigh) wasn't listed on the Jets' injury report Thursday ahead of Monday's game versus the Bills, Rich Cimini of reports.

    After a lightning-fast recovery from a thigh contusion he sustained less than three weeks ago, Abanikanda will be available to make his NFL debut in Week 1 should the Jets call his number. His path to touches off the bat is quite narrow, however, as he is buried on the depth chart behind one of the best running back trios in football in Breece Hall (knee), Dalvin Cook and Michael Carter.

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  • Jets' Israel Abanikanda: Returning to practice

    Abanikanda (thigh) is slated to practice Tuesday, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.

    Coach Robert Saleh noted his surprise at how quickly Abanikanda was able to bounce back from a thigh contusion. Now that the 2023 fifth-rounder is back on the field, he'll gear up for Week 1 action, at which time he's slated to work in a depth role behind Breece Hall (knee), Dalvin Cook (shoulder) and Michael Carter.

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  • Jets' Israel Abanikanda: Sidelined with thigh contusion

    Abanikanda (thigh) is expected to be sidelined for a couple weeks, Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic reports.

    The rookie running back suffered a thigh contusion in the Jets' third preseason contest against the Bucs last weekend. Through three exhibitions, Abanikanda has rushed 25 times for 113 yards (4.5 yards per carry) and one touchdown, adding five catches for 37 yards on five targets. With Dalvin Cook now in town, Abanikanda is likely to open the year as the Jets' RB4 behind Cook, Breece Hall and Michael Carter.

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  • Jets' Israel Abanikanda: Suffers thigh injury Saturday

    Abanikanda won't return to Saturday's preseason contest against the Buccaneers due to a thigh injury.

    Abanikanda appeared to suffer a knee-to-knee injury with one of his offensive linemen, but the Jets confirmed its nature not long after he was helped off the field and carted to the locker room. Considering he couldn't put any weight on his right leg, the rookie fifth-round pick seems slated for an absence of some type. New York held Breece Hall (knee), newcomer Dalvin Cook (shoulder) and Michael Carter out Saturday, which leaves Zonovan Knight and Travis Dye as the team's only healthy and available running backs.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Age: 21
School: Pittsburgh
Experience: R