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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Kerley misses second practice

By Jane McManus

WR Jeremy Kerley, who got the starting punt return job back when S Jim Leonhard sustained a season-ending knee injury, missed his second straight Jets practice with an undisclosed illness. The team could use Kyle Wilson or Antonio Cromartie at that spot if Kerley is not 100 percent by Saturday when the Jets play the Giants.

It may be a day or two early to start worrying about special teams, but the Jets could also need to keep Cromartie as the team's kick return. Cromartie has been returning kickoffs ever since RB Joe McKnight sustained an elbow injury. McKnight played last week, but didn't return kickoffs and sustained a right shoulder injury, on the same arm with the elbow injury. McKnight was at practice on Wednesday.

QB Mark Sanchez (neck) and right guard Brandon Moore (hip) both practiced with their groups during the portion of practice the media can watch.