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Darron Lee will miss Ravens game because of ankle injury

Darron Lee #50 of the New York Jets

Darron Lee #50 of the New York Jets leaves a game in the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Jets coach Todd Bowles has ruled out Darron Lee for Sunday’s home game against the Ravens.

The first-round pick, and team leader in tackles with 30 has not practiced all week because of a sprained ankle suffered on Monday against the Cardinals in Arizona. Asked if the injury could sideline the rookie linebacker more than a week, Bowles said, “I’m hoping not. “It’s still too early to tell. I just know he’s out this week.”

He said there’s a possibility the Jets could add another linebacker.

Right tackle Brent Qvale (neck) has also been ruled out.

Honoring Byrd

Before Sunday’s game, the team will honor the late Dennis Byrd with a video tribute highlighting his career with the Jets and his inspirational fight to walk again after being paralyzed during a 1992 game. The video will be followed by a moment of silence before the national anthem. Members of the Byrd family will serve as honorary captains for the coin toss, and they’ll be joined by three of Byrd’s former teammates: Scott Mersereau, Paul Frase and Marvin Washington.

Byrd, who regained the ability to walk after breaking his neck, died on Sunday in a two-vehicle collision north of Claremore, Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. He was 50.

For the second straight week, the Jets will wear a No. 90 decal on their helmets in honor of Byrd.

Jet streams

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco did not practice again because of a right shoulder injury . . . Jets tight ends Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) and Braedon Bowman (knee) and defensive end Sheldon Richardson (non-injury) did not practice . . . Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle), center Nick Mangold and left tackle Ryan Clady (knees) were limited.


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