For a second straight day, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady didn’t practice due to a sore knee.
Though it’s unclear how severe the injury is, NFL.com reported this week that Brady should be “fine” for Sunday’s 4:25 p.m. game against the Jets at MetLife Stadium.
Meanwhile, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowksi (chest/lung) was limited again on Thursday. ESPN, however, reported on Wednesday that Gronkowski won’t play vs. the Jets. Fellow tight end Martellus Bennett did not practice on Thursday.
Jets center Nick Mangold (ankle) appears to be making slight progress, but he still hasn’t practiced in several weeks. Mangold, who has missed their past three games, participated in the team stretching period and positional drills. But he again didn’t practice.
Here’s the Jets full injury report: Mangold, CBs Nick Marshall and Marcus Williams (ankles) did not practice, while LB Bruce Carter (quadriceps), WR Brandon Marshall (foot) and NT Steve McLendon (hamstring) were limited.
WR Quincy Enunwa (neck), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and RB Matt Forte (knees), RT Breno Giacomini (shoulder), LB Josh Martin (concussion) and DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) were full participants.
For the Patriots: QB Tom Brady (knee), WR Matthew Slater (foot) and TE Martellus Bennett (ankle) didn’t practice; TE Rob Gronkowski (chest/lung) and WRs Julian Edelman (foot) and Chris Hogan (back) were limited.