FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Linebacker C.J. Mosley is dealing with a hamstring issue that could keep him out of Sunday’s game at New England.
Mosley aggravated his hamstring late in the Jets’ loss to Atlanta in London on Oct. 10 and was unable to practice Wednesday. The Jets leading tackler is "optimistic" about playing, but he said he wants to be "as close to 100%" as possible.
"It’s something that if you get back too early or if you try to push too fast you can make things worse," Mosley said. "It’s feeling good right now but it’s really a day-to-day thing."
Mosley felt something on the next-to-last play of the game. He said it happened at a fortunate time. Since the Jets had their bye last week, Mosley had a chance to rest and rehab. Robert Saleh said he’s "hopeful" that Mosley can play.
"He feels good about it," Saleh said. "Every player is different the way they heal. He feels confident. He said he’s dealt with these before."
Mosley said he’s going through his normal game-week routine of watching film and going to all the meetings. He thinks he could play if he doesn’t practice this week, but it probably would come down to how he feels after warming up on Sunday.
"It’s something that we’ll all put all our heads together and make sure we do the right thing," Mosley said. "Right now, we’re looking optimistic for this weekend."
The Jets already are banged up at linebacker with Jarrad Davis and Hamsah Nasirildeen on injured reserve. After sounding optimistic Monday about Davis returning, Saleh said, "It doesn’t look like it’s going to be this week."
If Mosley can’t play, rookie Jamien Sherwood would slide into his spot alongside Quincy Williams. The Jets also have Blake Cashman and likely would elevate Noah Dawkins from the practice squad.
Safety Marcus Maye, who missed the past two games with an ankle injury, practiced on a limited basis. Barring a setback, he should play Sunday . . . Tight end Tyler Kroft (back) didn’t practice. He may miss his second straight game.