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Harris sits out practice again

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) laughs

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) laughs with teammates David Harris, left, and Calvin Pace during training camp at Atlantic Health Training Center in Florham Park, N.J. (Aug. 3, 2011) Credit: AP

David Harris was held out of practice again today, continuing to nurse his toe injury.

But Rex Ryan remains confident his stud inside linebacker will be able to play Sunday when the Jets host the Jaguars at MetLife Stadium.

"He feels better. We were on the turf [field inside]," Ryan said after practice here at The Hangar. "So, I never wanted to put him out there. I still think he’ll play."

Asked why he's so sure Harris will play, Ryan said: "Obviously, he knows the system and all that. It’'s not that I looked at him. The trainers feel confident that he’ll be just fine. So I would expect him to be out in practice, probably tomorrow."

Ryan said he's been told Harris doesn't have a broken bone in his toe, nor does he have turf toe. He believes Harris would've practiced a little more if the Jets weren't abruptly forced to take practice indoors once a deluge of rain commenced just as practice was scheduled to begin outside.

"I think he would have done more today," Ryan said. "Yeah, I think so. It’s funny because, well it’s raining, you don't want a guy to slip, pull a groin or something like that. So you make that decision."

Wideout Santonio Holmes (knee, quad) and safety Eric Smith (ankle) were limited in practice. Running back Joe McKnight dislocated a finger, but didn't miss any practice reps.

"As far as being able to play in the game," Ryan said, "I’m anticipating all of them will be able to play."

WR Plaxico Burress (ankle), QB Mark Brunell (calf), CB Marquice Cole (ankle), FB John Conner (ankle), TE Jeff Cumberland (hamstring), DL Marcus Dixon (knee), RT Wayne Hunter (knee), WR Derrick Mason (knee), and DT Sione Pouha (knee, ankle) were all full participants.


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