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Wilkerson, Coples, Kerley at practice

Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson during training camp.

Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson during training camp. (July 29, 2012) Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Both Quinton Coples and Muhammad Wilkerson were on the practice field Monday morning – a potentially good sign heading into Sunday’s game against the AFC East rival Bills.

Coples has been a bystander at practice of late after undergoing a procedure on his right ankle. The outside linebacker, and 16th overall pick in 2012, was in shells Monday – along with Wilkerson, who was forced to leave Thursday night’s game at New England with an apparent ankle injury.


Following warmups, both Coples and Wilkerson worked out individually on the side with trainers (mostly doing running drills). After a few minutes of individual work, Wilkerson left Coples on the far field and jogged over to the D-line group.


Jeremy Kerley was at practice for the first time since suffering a concussion in Week 1. Kerley – who was crushed by Bucs safety Mark Barron in the Jets’ 18-17 win -- sported a red non-contact jersey during practice.

He fielded some punts during the portion allotted to the media, but Kerley was spotted shaking his left hand repeatedly during special teams drills -- just before catching a punt with his right arm only.


Second-year wideout Stephen Hill was on the field for warmups, but was conspicuously absent during position drills. Hill jogged off immediately after the stretching period ended and didn’t come back out during the 20 minutes of practice afforded to the media. He was on the Jets’ injury report last week with a knee injury.

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