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J-Co not ruled out; Jets' injury list getting longer

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New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) celebrates with teammate Jerricho Cotchery (89) after Cotchery's 25-yard touchdown-catch in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard) Credit: AP Photo/David Richard

Rex Ryan typically rattles off the injury report first during his daily briefings, giving the lowdown on who did what during practice.

That list was a little lengthier than usual today and included a few big names, though Ryan didn't seem overly concerned about the availability for some come Sunday against the Texans at New Meadowlands Stadium.

We'll start with those who didn't practice: WR Jerricho Cotchery (groin), LG Matt Slauson (quad/knee), S Eric Smith (ankle), CB Marquice Cole (hamstring), DB Dwight Lowery (concussion), RB LaDainian Tomlinson (rest/not injury related), and FB Tony Richardson (rest/not injury related).

Limited participation: QB Mark Sanchez (calf).

Full participation: LB Calvin Pace (foot), Darrelle Revis (hamstring), Damien Woody (knee), and LB Josh Mauga (hamstring).

"I expect half of these guys -- more than that -- to play," Ryan said. "So we'll see."

That includes Sanchez, who Ryan said was "not too limited. He looked good. He did almost everything."

Ryan also didn't rule out Cotchery, although it's still hard to see him playing with that partial groin tear.

"I'm not saying that he's not going to play," Ryan said. "He truly is a wait-and-see what happens." 

At least two have already said they were planning on playing Sunday. Slauson and Smith both believe they'll be perfectly fine.

"I feel all right," Smith said. "It's not bad at all."

Slauson said he actually feels just as good health-wise today as he did this time last week, and remember, he still wound up playing the first three quarters against the Browns before pulling himself out at the start of the fourth.

"I feel like I could've gone today," Slauson told me. "But the trainers said no. They said, 'Rest.' I'll back out there tomorrow."


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