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Jets' Quinton Coples out three to four weeks

Jets running back Chris Ivory breaks through to

Jets running back Chris Ivory breaks through to the secondary in the first half. (Aug. 17, 2013) Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

The Jets' talented defensive line suffered a big blow Saturday night. Quinton Coples suffered a hairline fracture in his right ankle and will miss three to four weeks, a source confirmed to Newsday.

Though surgery will not be needed, Coples is expected to miss the season opener against Darrelle Revis and the Tampa Bay Bucs on Sept. 8.

The second-year defensive end/outside linebacker was injured with about five minutes remaining in the second quarter when he rushed Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne and landed awkwardly after blocking the pass.

Coples limped off the field and took a seat on the bench, where team doctors checked out his right leg. He initially tried to walk off the injury but eventually was driven to the locker room.

Ivory gets some carriesChris Ivory finally saw contact -- in an actual game.

After days of uncertainty, the Jets' bruising back was in action Saturday night for the Week 2 preseason game at MetLife Stadium against the Jaguars.

Ivory's first run was forgettable, as he lost a yard. He wound up with 13 first-half yards on six carries. But his presence was a welcome sign for both the coaching staff and the fans.

He didn't practice at all in training camp, save for the final two days, and he didn't seem too sure last week whether he'd play. But Ivory promised he'd put on a show when he stepped on the field.

"A lot of people try to put you in a category," he said. "I'm not just a power back; I can do everything. But you'll just have to see when the time comes."

Holmes runs

Despite his comments to the contrary, Santonio Holmes can in fact run. The wide receiver looked pretty good sprinting full speed along the sideline during pregame warm-ups. He also ran a couple of routes (at a lesser speed) and caught some passes from injured quarterback Geno Smith. Though Holmes (PUP) is a long way from game-ready, his sideline sprints are a good sign.

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