The New York Jets have received a last-minute jolt to their slim playoff hopes Friday. The rival Miami Dolphins ruled out starting running Reggie Bush (knee) for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Jets at Sun Life Stadium.
New York (8-7) needs to beat Miami and have at least three AFC teams lose to get the final wild card in the AFC. Miami is 5-3 in its past eight games, and Bush is a major reason. He had the best season of his career and eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards for the first time. Bush was one of the few consistent bright spots for the 5-10 Dolphins.
Dolphins rookie tailback Daniel Thomas is expected to start Sunday in place of Bush.