- Matt Ehalt, ESPN New York contributor
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The Jets appear as if they'll be close to full strength for Thursday's game against New England.
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"Looks like we're pretty healthy," Jets coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday.Only wide receiver Jason Hill is expected to miss Tuesday's practice as he battles a lower back injury. The veteran has not played in the team's last two games, and Ryan said the team is looking into his injury situation. Hill has just two catches for 15 yards and a touchdown on the season.
"He said he's being evaluated. I'm not sure if he'll practice today or not. Those little back things," Ryan said. "That's really all I can tell you."
The Jets expect defensive tackle Sione Pouha (low back), defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis (knee), running back Joe McKnight (ankle), linebacker Bart Scott (toe), wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (heel/hamstring) and cornerback Aaron Berry (quad) to be limited Tuesday.
Ryan also said that Kerley, when healthy, is still the team's punt returner, even though Kyle Wilson returned punts last Sunday. Kerley is fighting through heel and hamstring injuries.
"If he's 100 percent and he's healthy with no issues than Jeremy would be our punt returner," Ryan said."He's third in the league."