FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Safety concerns are mounting for the Jets.
With Calvin Pryor still unable to practice because of a sprained ankle and Jaiquawn Jarrett now on injured reserve, Todd Bowles will have to make do with what he has against Oakland.
"We got two on the practice squad that we can potentially bring up," the Jets coach said Thursday, referring to Ronald Martin and Rontez Miles. "We just have to mix-and-match with some corners and hope nobody else gets hurt."
Bowles said Pryor "got a little better today," but he'll wait to see how the second-year safety feels over the next two days before determining Pryor's status for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Asked if Pryor has a high ankle sprain, Bowles said: "[The trainers] just said it was an ankle sprain. I don't know. Back when I played, it was just an ankle sprain, you tape it up and go."
"Whether it's high or low it's pretty sore on him right now."
Asked about Quinton Coples' diminishing role, defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers said: "We have no problem with what we're getting out of him." But when asked why the 2012 first-round pick isn't playing as much as other players, Rodgers said: "We can only put 11 out there at a time. That's the only reason."
"If he fit the package, boom . . . It's just all about the situation we have with personnel."
Nick Mangold (neck), Chris Owusu (concussion, shoulder) and Devin Smith (ankle) also did not practice . . . Chris Ivory (limited) said his hamstring is "good" and he'll play. Willie Colon and Eric Decker (knees), Bilal Powell (ankle) and Buster Skrine (shoulder, hand) were limited, too . . . Dexter McDougle (hand) was a new addition to the injury report, but he practiced fully. So did Stevan Ridley (knee), who looks "more comfortable running," according to Chan Gailey.