The Jets spent Thanksgiving Day trying to get healthy.
Starting cornerback Morris Claiborne was a full participant in practice as he recovers from a sore foot. Claiborne suffered the injury Oct. 29 against Atlanta and missed the next game on Nov. 2 against Buffalo. He returned for the Nov. 12 game against Tampa Bay but had to leave after 16 plays.
Starting defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson was limited in practice as he deals with toe and shoulder issues. Wilkerson has been a limited participant in practice the last two days, a situation he hadn’t experienced since early October.
Starting right guard Brian Winters (abdomen) was limited in practice. He’s been dealing with an abdomen injury since Week 2 at Oakland. Winters missed the Week 3 game against Miami because of the injury. He hasn’t missed a game since, but his name surfaced on the injury report in the last two weeks with the abdomen issue.
Starting running back Matt Forte missed a second consecutive day of practice with swelling in his knee. In what might be a good sign, Forte ran on the side during the portion of practice open to the media. He missed Wednesday’s practice with some swelling in his right knee, raising concerns about his ability to play in Sunday’s game against Carolina.
Cornerback Rashard Robinson missed his second consecutive day of practice because of an illness.
Starting right tackle Kevin Beachum returned to practice after his wife gave birth.
Cam on the injury report
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was listed as a limited participant on the injury report for the second consecutive day with shoulder and thumb issues. It doesn’t appear serious and Newton is expected to start.