FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Matt Forte was limited Thursday and will be a game-time decision against the Miami Dolphins.
Jets coach Todd Bowles said “it’s still early” to know if the running back will suit up Saturday night after sitting out two days of practice this week. “I want to give him some more time to heal,” Bowles said of Forte, who disclosed to ESPN.com on Wednesday that he’s been playing with a torn meniscus in his right knee all season and that he’ll have to undergo surgery at some point.
Six players did not practice Thursday: Mike Catapano (knee), Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle), Steven McLendon and Brent Qvale (hamstrings), Khiry Robinson (lower leg) and Buster Skrine (concussion). Bowles said Qvale will be a game-time decision. McLendon already has been ruled out and will miss his third straight game.
Quincy Enunwa (ribs), Brandon Marshall (knee/foot/back), Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle), Brandon Bostick (ankle) and Jalin Marshall (concussion) were limited.
No claim for Floyd
Perhaps the Jets know something the Patriots don’t. The Jets chose not to put in a claim for Michael Floyd, the former Arizona Cardinals receiver who was released on Wednesday after he was charged with driving under the influence. “Not to my knowledge, no,” Bowles said.
Turns out the Patriots claimed the 6-2, 200-pound Floyd off waivers, and now Tom Brady has a new receiver in his arsenal.
Floyd, a 2012 first-round pick, has a career-low 33 receptions for 446 yards and four touchdowns this season. The 27-year-old, who was arrested for drunk driving in 2011 while at Notre Dame, is set to become a free agent after the season.