Bilal Powell hurting, but Rex Ryan thinks he'll play Monday
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Bilal Powell was held out of Thursday's practice with a shoulder injury and a fractured toe, according to Rex Ryan. But the running back is expected to play Monday night against the Titans.
"I think he'll be OK with that," Ryan said. "I'm no trainer or doctor but I feel he'll have a chance to go. That's what has been explained to me."
Powell, who dislocated his right shoulder in the Oct. 14 win over the Colts, said it is bothering him "not at all." As for the toe, he deferred all questions to Ryan but said he's preparing as if he's playing.
Powell ran for 78 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the 17-10 win at Jacksonville.
Injured Hill sits out
It looks as if Stephen Hill won't play Monday. He has not been officially ruled out, but the rookie receiver didn't practice because of a sprained lateral collateral ligament.
Hill said he "jumped wrong" trying to make a catch Sunday. "I do feel myself getting better," he said. "But that's just from walking. I'll get out there as quickly as I can.''
CB Aaron Berry (hamstring), WR Clyde Gates (concussion), TE Dustin Keller (ankle) and LB Bryan Thomas (chest) did not practice. WR Braylon Edwards (hamstring) and NT Sione Po'uha (back) were limited. QB Tim Tebow (ribs) practiced fully . . . Titans RB Chris Johnson (ankle) didn't practice . . . Mark Sanchez was a good sport about comedian Adam Sandler's butt-fumble reference during Wednesday's concert at the Garden. "It was very Sandler,'' he said. "It was good. I thought it was a pretty cool song."