Mangini refuses to rule Vilma out

Eric Mangini was asked on Friday if LB Jonathan Vilma (knee) was going to play on Sunday, and he didn't rule it out.

"I think with any injury, each guy is different," said Mangini. "Sometimes you really expect someone to play, and they just can't do it when you come down to Sunday. Other guys that you think there's really not shot of playing, do. So that is why we go through the full week, take a look at it."

So Eric, you haven't ruled Vilma out?

"Don't rule anybody out in terms of injuries," said Mangini. "It's different person by person. So you always go through the full process.

The New York Daily News reported that Vilma will likely need season-ending knee surgery.


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