AFC East: Practice report

Jets report: A Holmes-Kerley reunion?

December, 5, 2013
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Santonio Holmes and Jeremy Kerley haven't played a game together since Week 4. The New York Jets hope the wide receiver reunion occurs Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

Holmes, still battling a hamstring injury, didn't participate in positional drills Thursday during the early portion of practice. After Wednesday's practice, he spoke optimistically about Sunday. Holmes was limited to only two plays last week because he tweaked the injury in practice.

Kerley, who has missed three games with a dislocated elbow, was on the practice field again and appears to be progressing toward his return.

All things considered, the Jets seem relatively healthy. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie (hip) sat out positional drills and tight end Kellen Winslow (knee) was back on the field after a scheduled day off.

The Jets seemed to be in good spirits on Thursday. Coach Rex Ryan, who called Wednesday's practice the best of the year, even ran downfield to cover a kickoff as a member of the scout team.

Practice report: Cromartie, Holmes sit

November, 28, 2013
Cornerback Antonio Cromartie (hip) missed practice for the second straight day, leaving his status for Sunday in doubt. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes (hamstring/foot) also missed practice Thursday, although it likely was a scheduled rest day.

The New York Jets practiced on Thanksgiving, but there was no media access.

Cromartie's status might not be decided until Sunday. He's a question mark, as is wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (dislocated elbow), who practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day. The full practice report:


Did not practice: Cromartie, Holmes, TE Kellen Winslow (knee).

Limited: RB Chris Ivory (ankle), Kerley (elbow), C Nick Mangold (wrist), LB Garrett McIntyre (knee).

Full practice: G Willie Colon (calf), NT Kenrick Ellis (back), WR Stephen Hill (knee), CB Dee Milliner (wrist), WR Greg Salas (finger), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (wrist).


Out: OT Jonathan Martin (illness).

Did not practice: S Chris Clemons (knee/hamstring), CB Dimitri Patterson (groin), CB Jamar Taylor (hamstring), RB Daniel Thomas (ankle).

Limited: C Sam Brenner (knee), WR Rishard Matthews (back).

Full practice: LB Koa Misi (knee), WR Marlon Moore (hamstring), DT Jared Odrick (knee), RB Marcus Thigpen (wrist), S Jimmy Wilson (abdomen).

Practice report: Getting healthy

September, 19, 2013
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- As Rex Ryan said on Wednesday, the Jets appear to be healthy heading into Sunday's game against Buffalo.

Linebacker Quinton Coples (ankle), wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (concussion) and running back Bilal Powell (illness/shoulder) were all working during the portion of practice open to the media on Thursday.

Coples had his first official practice on Wednesday as he returned from a hairline fracture on his right ankle and the corresponding surgery. He was limited on Wednesday, and is uncertain whether he'll play this weekend.

Kerley returned to practice on Wednesday after being cleared by the medical staff. Kerley suffered a concussion and missed last Thursday's game against New England. He had a full practice Wednesday.

Powell missed Wednesday's practice with an illness. Powell leads the Jets with 77 rushing yards and has rushed for a score.

Tight end Kellen Winslow (knee) was also working during the open portion. He was limited Wednesday.

Practice report: Jets re-sign Obomanu

September, 10, 2013
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Unlike the Patriots, the Jets are practicing before Thursday's game.

The new face at practice on Tuesday was newly signed wide receiver Ben Obomanu, who was previously cut when the Jets made their final moves to get the roster to 53. His arrival all but signals that wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (concussion) is not going to play against the Patriots on Thursday. He didn't go Monday or Tuesday after being hit in the head on Sunday.

To make space for Obomanu, the Jets cut linebacker Scott Solomon.

Quarterback Mark Sanchez (right shoulder) was at practice and was throwing left-handed once again, and hasn't departed the team yet to get the second opinion on his injured right shoulder. Sanchez will not play this Thursday against New England, the second straight game he will miss.

Linebacker Quinton Coples (ankle) was not practicing but worked with the trainers off to the side, an encouraging sign in his rehab after fracturing his ankle in August. Coples hasn't played yet.

The rest of the Jets who were on the injury report Monday all appeared to be doing work in some capacity, including center Nick Mangold (elbow), tight end Jeff Cumberland (chin), cornerback Dee Milliner (hip), running back Chris Ivory (thumb) and defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson (shoulder).

Practice report: Sanchez rides bike

August, 26, 2013
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez did not participate in the early portion of practice on Monday, two days after suffering a right shoulder injury.

Sanchez was in uniform and wearing the traditional red jersey, but rode an exercise bike on the side while Geno Smith and Matt Simms took snaps during the portion of practice open to the media.

Sanchez was hurt in the fourth quarter of the Jets-Giants preseason game Saturday, when he was drilled by Giants defensive tackle Marvin Austin. He is officially listed as day-to-day by the team, but he will not play in the Jets' preseason finale against the Eagles on Thursday, and his availability for the regular season opener is in doubt, sources told's Rich Cimini.

The team has been vague about Sanchez's injury, calling it an "injured right shoulder," but sources have told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that an MRI revealed Sanchez has a bruised right shoulder joint. It should be noted that while Sanchez was riding the bike, he had his left hand on the handle while his right arm was to his side.

Many people have questioned coach Rex Ryan's decision to play Sanchez in the fourth quarter when it was clear he would be the team's Week 1 starter. Sanchez all but locked that job up after Smith threw three first-half interceptions and stepped out of bounds in the end zone for a safety in the Jets' win over the Giants.

Ryan angrily defended his decision to play Sanchez. He will address the media again this afternoon.

In other news, wideout Santonio Holmes practiced for the first time since being taken off the physically unable to perform list Friday. He had been out for 10 months following foot surgery.

Offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse (leg) also practiced with the first team, as did defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, who suffered an undisclosed injury Saturday.

Cornerbacks Antonio Cromartie (hip) and Dee Milliner (calf), and defensive lineman Kenrick Ellis (back), also did not practice.