The Jets may be facing the Raiders without starting center Nick Mangold and starting safety Calvin Pryor.
Both players remained out of practice for a second straight day on Thursday while recovering from injuries suffered against the Patriots last Sunday. Pryor’s injury leaves the Jets with just two healthy safeties on the 53-man roster so they may have to promote a player from the practice squad to go with Marcus Gilchrist and Dion Bailey.
Mangold injured his neck late in the loss to the Patriots and his status remains uncertain even though the injury is not as bad as originally feared. He said, via Dennis Waszak of the Associated Press, that he is planning on being in the lineup, but still feels “things” in his neck and the team has added Wesley Johnson to go with Dakota Dozier as options in the event that Mangold isn’t able to play.
Wide receiver Devin Smith also missed practice with an ankle injury. His absence would thin out a group that’s already missing Chris Owusu because of a concussion and Quincy Enunwa because of a suspension.