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Updated: Quinton Coples returns vs. Buffalo

Quinton Coples speaks to the media at the

(Credit: Mike Stobe)

On Thursday, linebacker, defensive lineman Quinton Coples took a cautious approach to queries about his physical status after undergoing an ankle procedure in the preseason. But after completing his first full week of practice with the Jets since the surgery on Friday, head coach Rex Ryan pronounced Coples "probable" and then added, "He's playing." 

Ryan said Coples...

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Willie Colon avoids suspension, not fine

Jets guard Willie Colon talks with reporters during

(Credit: Hans Pennink)

“The good news,” Willie Colon said Thursday in the Jets’ locker room, “is that I’m not suspended. But I was fined.”

A lot? “Yeah. I’m going to appeal.”

Newsday's Kimberley Martin learned from an NFL source the amount of the fine is $35,000.

The Jets’ guard was caught up in a melee near the end of the loss to the Patriots a week ago that began when center Nick Mangold dove at New...

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Bilal Powell returns to Jets practice

New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32)

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The best indication about the Jets’ readiness for Buffalo is that no one was confined to a stationary bike during the portion of Thursday’s practice the media was allowed to watch. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes jumped on a bike as the media was leaving, but that’s part of his regular maintenance routine.

Running back Bilal Powell, who missed Wednesday’s practice with an illness, was back at...

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Bill Belichick pays respect to Rex Ryan

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick watches

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From the moment Rex Ryan joined the Jets and identified Patriots coach Bill Belichick as Public Enemy No. 1, tension between the two AFC East rivals was ratcheted up to new emotional heights. Ryan hasn’t kissed Belichick’s Super Bowl rings, as he swore he wouldn’t, but neither has he knocked the Patriots off their perch as division champs the past four seasons.

But Ryan and the Jets will always...

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