The Jets got some good news at Monday’s practice when linebacker/defensive end Quinton Coples took part in a session for the first time since suffering a hairline fracture in his ankle in the preseason.
Coples was just one of three Jets with positive developments on the medical front. Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, who earned the ire of Patriots fans who thought they smelled a fake injury last Thursday night When he hurt his ankle and needed a cart to take him to the locker room, was on the practice field and Daryl Slater of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that Wilkerson said afterward that he did “everything” and planned on being in the lineup against the Bills.
Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley was also on the practice field Monday. Kerley missed Week Two with a concussion, but was out there in a red non-contact jersey on Monday. Slater reports that Kerley said he hasn’t been fully cleared yet, but, like Wilkerson, he’s planning to be in the lineup for the date with their AFC East rivals.
Having all three would be a boost for the Jets, who won’t have much chance of contending for a playoff spot this season if they can’t wind up with a winning record against opponents from within their division.