FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – The Jets have looked sickly on the field this season, and now illnesses are keeping some key players off of it.
Le’Veon Bell was held out of practice and sent home Thursday because he’s sick. Bell is the third Jet to miss practice this week due to an illness, joining tight end Ryan Griffin and defensive back Maurice Canady.
The Seahawks and Patriots dealt with illnesses that spread throughout the team last week. New England took two planes to Houston to keep the sick players away from the healthy players.
Adam Gase said he hasn’t gotten any indication that there is a specific bug that’s spreading throughout the Jets’ locker room.
“They haven’t said that to me,” Gase said. “Every case has been something different. It hasn’t been like, ‘Hey we got three guys with the flu.’ We’re going to have another conversation later today to see if it’s more something to do with that.”
Gase said he didn’t know yet whether Bell would be able to return Friday.
Canady didn’t practice Wednesday, and was limited on Thursday. It was the same for Griffin. The Jets are being cautious with Griffin because he’s already dropped a few pounds.
“He feels a lot better,” Gase said. “We want to be smart because he already lost a little weight. I don’t want him to get any kind of soft tissue injury.”
Adams still out
Jamal Adams didn’t practice for the second straight day because of an ankle injury. It would be a surprise if he played Sunday against the Dolphins.
“The conversation we had the last two days was keep working through the rehab they have him doing,” Gase said. “He’s going to let me know where he’s at. For him, it’s going to be: Would he be able to do what he needs to do and play the way he needs to be able to play?”
Tackle Chuma Edoga (knee), cornerback Brian Poole (concussion), cornerback Arthur Maulet (calf) and safety Matthias Farley (rib) haven’t practiced either day this week. … Steve McLendon (knee/hip) and Paul Worrilow (quad) were limited after not practicing Wednesday.