New York Jets: Trevor Pryce
In other news, the three Jets who did not practice yesterday: DE Shaun Ellis (back); S James Ihedigbo (knee/ankle) and RT Damien Woody (knee) were not seen during the open portion. CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), DT Sione Pouha (back), DT Trevor Pryce (hip) and CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) were all out on the field.
More information will be available later when the full practice report is revealed.
NEW YORK JETS
DL Trevor Pryce (limited participation) (hip)
T Damien Woody (did not participate) (knee)
S Eric Smith (limited participation) (concussion)
S James Ihedigbo (limited participation) (knee/ankle)
CB Drew Coleman (full participation) (groin)
CB Antonio Cromartie (full participation) (groin)
WR Santonio Holmes (full participation) (turf toe)
C Nick Mangold (full participation) (shoulder)
CB Darrelle Revis (limited participation) (hamstring)
QB Mark Sanchez (limited participation) (right shoulder)
WR Brad Smith (full participation) (hand)
WR Earl Bennett (full participation) (ankle)
LB Pisa Tinoisamoa (full participation) (knee)
It was beyond cold on the outdoor turf field at the Jets Florham Park practice facility, but Rob Turner still practiced in shorts. That's just how he does it, but the offensive lineman did make a concession to the weather and wore long sleeves.
As for attendance, CB Darrelle Revis was dressed and participating for the portion that we were allowed to watch. He was limited on Thursday with a hamstring injury. RT Damien Woody (knee), S Eric Smith (head) and DE Trevor Pryce were out.
The Jets worked out former Patriots linebacker Shawn Crable Friday, just three days after New England cut their 2008 third-round pick. The Jets will play the Patriots on Dec. 6.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan did not say much about Crable, as he wasn’t sure whether he could comment.
“He’s real tall and skinny,” Ryan said.
Crable played in six games for the Patriots this season, recording four tackle and .5 sacks. He was injured often during his time with New England.
AFC East teams have been quick this season to claim players cut from other teams, such as the Patriots signing former Jet Danny Woodhead, and the Jets signing former Dolphin Patrick Turner.
TURNER READY TO GO: With Jerricho Cotchery out for Sunday’s game with his groin injury, the Jets will promote wide receiver Patrick Turner from the practice squad to the active roster. This will be Turner’s second game on the active roster with the Jets. He did not record a catch Sept. 26 against Miami.
While Turner did not know what his status would be for Sunday while talking to the media, he’s excited for his chance.
“I went through this week preparing like it’s a possibility of that, and if that occurs, I feel that I prepared myself that I can go in there and perform and help out the team,” Turner said. “I feel I can go in there and help the team accomplish its goals and that’s to get a win.”
DESPERATION: After a 4-2 start, Houston comes into Sunday having lost three straight games and in the process hurting its chance at making the playoffs for the first time in team history. The Texans are two games behind the Colts in the AFC South and two games behind Pittsburgh for the final wildcard spot.
While that losing streak could give the Texans the label of being desperate, veteran defensive tackle Trevor Pryce does not believe desperation makes a difference .
“Your job description is to go out there and win football games,” Pryce said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re desperate, you’re not desperate, lolly gagging, that’s your job description. Being a desperate team doesn’t make them any more or less dangerous and I don’t see them as a desperate team. I see them as a very good football team.”
SALUTE FOR THE TROOPS: The Jets hosted Military Day on Friday, entertaining troops from local bases and the New Jersey National Guard. Ryan said he had one of the military personnel judge the puck board contest, while another kicked a field goal.
“I always like having our guys around the military,” Ryan said. “You realize how thankful we should be. The guys are serving our country and (it shows us) how fortunate we are to have men like that and women like that serving our country so we can have the freedom to do this. It was just great.”
“He’ll play enough,” Ryan said. “You guys will get to see what I know.”
Ryan is confident that Pryce will be a helpful addition to the Jets defensive line and talked a little more about the role he expects to see Pryce fill this weekend against the Bills. Ryan said that Pryce, who was cut on Wednesday by the Ravens, won’t play as many snaps as he normally would, but the team will have plays dialed up for him.
“When I was watching him on tape, the big thing when you have a veteran player is can they move anymore, can they run and all that?” Ryan said. “He definitely showed that on tape that he can still move.”
Ryan said that he will be using Pryce the same way he used to use him in Baltimore when Ryan was the team’s defensive coordinator, but did say Thursday that he expects him to be playing in passing situations. Ryan maintains that Pryce, who played in all three games this season for the Ravens but did not record a tackle, is in great shape and he should be fine.
“We go back and look at what I said about Trevor before we played him,” Ryan said Thursday. “I thought he was the best, or if not the best, one of the best inside pass rushers in the game and I still believe that.”
Pryce fully participated in Friday’s practice, saying there were no limitations and there was no acclimation period as he is already used to Ryan’s defensive schemes. In terms of playing, he said he has not yet been told, but remembers Ryan doing things “kind of like flying by the seat of your pants,” meaning he could be thrown into the game at any moment.
Pryce, who has the fourth-most sacks of any active player with 90, is excited to join forces with Jason Taylor, the active sacks leader, and disrupt the quarterback.
“I’ll be given a chance to and it’s not so much getting to the quarterback it’s so much more than that,” Pryce said. “It’s making quarterbacks make bad decisions, making quarterbacks realize where you are. You’d be surprised how much pressure makes a difference, even more so than sacks sometimes because a sack is like a play that’s over, a pressure, now the quarterback is looking for you the rest of the game. It can affect him, that’s the way I look at it.”
Pace, who returned to practice for the first time Wednesday after breaking his right foot, went through drills and gingerly participated in a defense-on-defense practice situation. It has not been determined yet whether he will play Sunday against Buffalo.
Revis, who's dealing with a hamstring issue that will keep him out of Sunday's game against the Bills, also participated in the defense vs. defense drill. (Update: Rex Ryan later classified Revis' work as individual drills.)
Linebacker Jason Taylor, who was limited yesterday with his elbow injury, was practicing as well.
Newly signed defensive lineman Trevor Pryce, who will wear No. 93, practiced with the team.
Corner Drew Coleman also appeared to be working with the first-string defense.