Jets’ McLendon, Pryor out vs. Colts; Wilkerson questionable
NEW YORK (AP) — Jets starting defensive tackle Steve McLendon and safety Calvin Pryor will sit out against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night because of injuries.
Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson was listed Saturday as questionable after not practicing because of a possible setback with his ailing ankle. Wilkerson has been dealing with soreness in the ankle all season, but appeared to be healthy early in the week while fully participating Thursday and Friday.
Practice was closed to the media, and coach Todd Bowles did not have a post-practice news conference.
The Jets’ defensive line would be a bit short-handed if both Wilkerson and McLendon, who has a hamstring injury, both sit out against the Colts. Deon Simon likely would replace McLendon, while Sheldon Richardson, Leonard Williams and Anthony Johnson are the only other healthy linemen.
The team also announced that rookie wide receiver Jalin Marshall will miss the game with a concussion. That could create an opportunity for Devin Smith to play for the first time since tearing a knee ligament in a game last December. He was activated from the physically unable to perform list on Nov. 9, but has been inactive the last two games.
Pryor is still recovering from a concussion, and Rontez Miles will take his spot in the starting lineup.
Center Nick Mangold was a full participant for the third straight day and is expected to start after missing four games with a sprained ankle.
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall (knee/foot) was also a full participant after sitting out the first two days of practice.
Linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle) is doubtful. Right tackle Breno Giacomini (back, shoulder), cornerback Marcus Williams (ankle) and linebacker Bruce Carter (quadriceps) are questionable.
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