Thursday Practice: Jets Heal, Woody Talks

Rex Ryan provided injury updates on several of his stars and Jets owner Woody Johnson addressed the media about Tuesday's arrest of Braylon Edwards.

Florham Park, NJ – Jets head coach Rex Ryan provided a smattering of updates on his injured players ahead of Sunday night's showdown in Miami.

Cornerback Darrelle Revis is out for this weekend's game, though he returned to the practice field and was on the exercise bike this morning. Revis did not stretch or participate in any drills with the team. After missing several snaps in the emphatic win over New England on Sunday, center Nick Mangold joined Revis on the bike but Ryan anticipates having his All-Pro center available. Mangold also rode the bike yesterday.

"I do expect him to play," Ryan said of Mangold.

In addition, Wayne Hunter was another player putting cleat to the pedal as he too rode the bike during practice. On Sunday, Hunter had a helmet ding him on the calf muscle on Sunday and his shin muscle has blow up. In the locker room, Hunter limped in, favoring his right leg which was a bright purple from the knee down.

"It's brutal looking," Ryan said. "I wouldn't say he'd play, based on how it looks, but I'm optimistic."

Ryan seems optimistic that Jason Taylor will return to Miami and play, following an elbow injury he suffered in the last game. Taylor did not participate in all the drills on Thursday.

"Jason Taylor was limited in practice today, but he looked good to me," Ryan said.


Jets owner Woody Johnson addressed the media following practice to discuss the Braylon Edwards situation. Johnson said that since the Tuesday morning arrest, he has spoken with Edwards "three or four times." The Jets owner was unmoved on his stance on the arrest of his wide receiver. "If you drink, don't drive," Johnson said. "You're not entitled to drive." In addition, Johnson said he believes in giving second chances but he wants to see things tightened up around the team. "I'm not his lawyer, but Braylon knows he's done something wrong," Johnson said. "He needs to seek repentance."…Ryan said that Ducasse might make his NFL debut on Sunday due to the injury to Wayne Hunter…Signed last week, nose tackle Howard Green spent extra time after practice doing cardio. "Just trying to get in better shape," Green told GWR.

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