Thursday, November 10, 2011
Pats-Jets II: Will 'Plax' play?
By James Walker
There is increasing concern with the New York Jets on the playing status of receiver Plaxico Burress.
New York's starting receiver is still struggling with a back injury and didn't practice for the second consecutive day. Burress has one last chance to get a full practice in Friday before New York's huge game against the New England Patriots (5-3).
Burress was bothered by a bad back all last week but gutted it out for the Jets (5-3) in their win over the Buffalo Bills. Burress led New York in receiving with five catches for 79 yards. The Jets' passing attack would be hampered if Burress cannot play, particularly in the red zone where Burress is at his best.
Jets backup running back Joe McKnight (toe) and safety Brodney Pool (knee) also didn't practice for the second straight day. For the Patriots, safety Patrick Chung (foot) and linebacker Brandon Spikes (knee) missed Wednesday and Thursday's practice, leaving their playing status uncertain.