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Rex Ryan: It'll be 'a stretch' for Percy Harvin to play this week; Harvin thinks he'll play

Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin looks on during

Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin looks on during warmups before action against the Buffalo Bills in an NFL football game at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - What's Percy Harvin's status for Sunday's game in Tennessee? Well, it depends on whom you ask.

Jets coach Rex Ryan said it would be "a stretch" for the multifaceted receiver to play this weekend after Harvin suffered an ankle sprain against the Vikings. Though Ryan said the swelling in Harvin's ankle has gone down "quite a bit," he didn't practice Wednesday.

Harvin, however, said, "I feel pretty good. I definitely think I'll be playing this week."

Harvin, who had six catches for 124 yards and a touchdown against his former team, said he hasn't tried to run on his injured ankle.

Johnson eager to play

Chris Johnson is trying to approach Sunday as if it’s another game, but it really isn’t. “Of course I want to go in there and tear it up and show them what they missed out on and make them regret that,” Johnson said of facing his former team. “But I’m not going to make it me vs. them.”

Johnson spent six seasons in Tennessee before signing with the Jets. He rushed for more than 2,000 yards in 2009.

Ryan wants go-getters

Ryan said he had no issue with special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey campaigning for the vacant coaching position at his alma mater, Houston. "I have no problem with that at all," Ryan said. "You want guys that aren't just happy being where they are at, but they want to strive for other things."

Jet streams

Muhammad Wilkerson (turf toe) was back on the practice field but did not participate. Neither did Antonio Allen (broken hand) . . . Jace Amaro and Trevor Reilly (concussions) wore red noncontact jerseys but were limited. So was Nick Folk (hip flexor) . . . Wilkerson is fourth in Pro Bowl voting among defensive tackles and Sheldon Richardson is sixth.

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