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Practice report: Ivory back on the bike

CHRIS IVORY, RB Jets vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

CHRIS IVORY, RB
Jets vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
With a rookie quarterback, the Jets are going to rely on the run. Ivory has high expectations, but he’s had more than 20 carries in a game just once in his career. He’s also up against last year’s top rushing defense. The Bucs allowed just 82.5 ypg in 2012. | (Credit: Lee S. Weissman)

After just three regular-season games, there’s a chance the Jets could be without their bruising back Chris Ivory when they travel to Nashville.

At the conclusion of Wednesday morning’s stretch, Ivory walked onto the practice field and in the direction of the stationary bikes. He pedaled beside injured offensive lineman Oday Aboushi (knee) and even chatted with owner Woody Johnson, who came out to watch practice.

It’s unclear just yet if Ivory will be able to face the Tennessee Titans Sunday. Rex Ryan said Monday that the running back -- who was hurt on the Jets' opening drive against the Bills -- reinjured the same left hamstring that plagued him for most of training camp, but in a different spot. After the Jets' 27-20 win, Ivory told Newsday that the injury “could be a three-day thing or a week.”

Based on that timetable, he’d miss the Titans game for sure. (We'll have more of an idea of his status after Ryan's press conference this afternoon)

* Clyde Gates (knee) had his lower right leg wrapped during practice. At the start of special teams drills, head trainer John Mellody called Gates to the side in order to work individually with strength trainer Justus Galac. Gates did some running drills with Galac looking on, before participating in receiver drills.

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