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S Calvin Pryor could return to Jets' injury-plagued secondary

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets' banged-up secondary is getting healthy.

Safety Calvin Pryor, sidelined three games with a high-ankle sprain, said Monday he expects to play Sunday against the Houston Texans. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who missed last Thursday night with a deep thigh bruise, is "doing a lot better than last week," Todd Bowles said Monday.

Maybe, just maybe, the Jets' secondary will be at full strength for the first time in a month.

"I'm sure I'm playing," Pryor said.

Bowles wasn't as confident, saying he wants to evaluate Pryor in practice Wednesday and Thursday before making a decision. The Jets, back from their mini-bye, conducted a light practice on Monday.

They weren't required to submit an official injury report, but defensive end Sheldon Richardson (hamstring) didn't practice. He tweaked his hamstring against the Buffalo Bills, but returned after sitting out a few plays. Wide receivers Brandon Marshall (ankle, toe) and Eric Decker (shoulder) also sat out.

The Jets will play the Texans on nine days rest -- a much-needed break for a team with a growing injury report.

In other news, the team reinstated wide receiver Quincy Enunwa, who served a four-game suspension for violating the league's personal-conduct policy. It stemmed from a domestic-violence incident on Aug. 31, 2014. They have a roster exemption for Enunwa, but he will be activated by the end of the week. They can make room by placing running back Zac Stacy (ankle surgery) on injured reserve.