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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Marcedes Lewis misses Jags practice

Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis should know later this week whether he will be able to play against the New York Jets.

Lewis injured his right calf in Sunday's opener against Tennessee. He initially thought it was a cramp and got intravenous fluids before determining it was a strained muscle. He sat out practice Wednesday and probably will do the same Thursday.

He says it's "getting exponentially better every day."

He plans to test the calf Friday. If he can run without pain, he should be able to play against the Jets.

Lewis made the Pro Bowl last season and knows the Jaguars need him.

"When I'm at my best, I give our team a better shot at winning. That's why it's annoying and frustrating," he said.