Moore sits out again

December, 8, 2011
12/08/11
12:59
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No Moore -- Brandon Moore, that is. The Jets' right guard missed his second straight practice Thursday with a hip injury. On Wednesday, Rex Ryan expressed confidence that Moore would play Sunday at 1 p.m. when the Jets host the Kansas City Chiefs.

It's no secret that Moore's ability to play is important for the Jets. Caleb Schlauderaff could get the nod if Moore is out. The line struggled early with all of its starters available, but even more so when center Nick Mangold was replaced by Colin Baxter for two games. The other option to back up Moore is Vlad Ducasse.

Cornerback Ellis Lankster was back working with the defensive backs on Thursday.

Outside on the grass field, defensive end Mike DeVito worked on the sideline with practice squad tight end Jamarko Simmons.

Jane McManus has covered New York sports since 1998 and began covering football just before Brett Favre's stint with the Jets. Her work has appeared in Newsday, USA Today, The Journal News and The New York Times. Follow Jane on Twitter.

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