Quarterback Mark Sanchez, who injured the calf muscle on his right leg in the third quarter of Sunday's game at Cleveland Browns Stadium, practiced fully on Thursday. Sanchez showed no visible limitation in practice due to the injury.
Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery remains a big question mark for Sunday. Having suffered what he termed a "slight groin tear" in overtime of the Cleveland game, Cotchery did not practice on Thursday. Ryan is uncertain of the player's availability and Cotchery told reporters after practice that he wants to be smart with his body, due to the heavy playing schedule ahead.
Cotchery did jog on Thursday, a sign of progress for the player.
"Today was a good day for me," Cotchery said.
If Cotchery is unable to go, Ryan will most likely pull a player from the practice squad, Patrick Turner, to join the team's active roster. Two weeks ago, Turner played the role of Detroit's Pro Bowl wide receiver Calvin Johnson in the practice squad, earning rave reviews from Ryan for his efforts in mimicking the standout wideout.
"I feel pretty good about Patrick Turner if we have to call a player up," Turner said.
On Thursday, Marquice Cole did not practice due to a hamstring injury. Ryan also ruled Dwight Lowery out of Sunday's game, following a concussion on a special teams play in the fourth quarter.