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Friday Injury Report: 4 Out, Mangold 'Doubtful'

Decisions Remain for Todd Bowles for Starting/Backup Center, Backup Safety, WR Availability


Updated, 3:30 p.m. ET

Head coach Todd Bowles gave his injury list to reporters after today's practice at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, and health could be a factor at several positions for Sunday's game at Oakland.

RB Bilal Powell (ankle), S Calvin Pryor (ankle) and WR Devin Smith (ankle) are all listed as out for the Raiders, while C Nick Mangold (neck) is doubtful and WR Eric Decker (knee), G Willie Colon (knee) and CB Buster Skrine (shoulder/hand) were all limited at practice and questionable for the game.

WR Chris Owusu (concussion) was listed as out but was waived/injured after Bowles announced the report early this afternoon.

Mangold spoke Thursday about his neck injury and said he still had some pain. Bowles said of his availability, "It's possible, but the longer the days go on that he doesn't do anything, the less possible it becomes. ... He's got to say he's not in pain and that will take care of most of it. If he's in pain, then obviously he can't go. He's still sore."

Bowles still didn't tip his hand about whether it would be Dakota Dozier or Wesley Johnson starting at C if it's not Mangold, saying, "We haven't made that decision yet. ... Whatever guy runs out there, you'll see that one."

The sidelined players were all somewhat expected, with Pryor, Owusu and Smith sustaining injuries against the Patriots and Powell about to sit out his second game.

Pryor, who came out in the second half with a left ankle sprain, said he won't be traveling but "I'll probably be doing some rehab and watching the game here, or I'll be home, still doing rehab and trying to watch the game. But I'll find a way to watch the game."

He added of his ankle: "It's just a day-by-day thing. It just depends on the healing and how it goes and what I do to make it better."

Marcus Gilchrist will be starting at S along with Dion Bailey, who came on for Pryor vs. the Patriots. Bowles could go with just those two, with backup coming from his cornerbacks, all of whom have gotten exposure at the position in practice in case of emergency. But either Ronald Martin or Rontez Miles could be brought up from the practice squad Saturday. "We'll make a move tomorrow," Bowles said, "or we won't."

The Decker knee injury has been lingering since Game 2 at Indianapolis. He missed only one game and has been productive in every other game, including at New England with six catches (four converting third downs) for 94 yards. He was limited the last two days at practice.

"There's soreness, but that's part of the game, so we'll see how these next couple of days go," Decker said today before boarding the team bus to the team flight. "I take it day by day at this point, do everything I can to prepare myself for Sunday."

Without Owusu and the suspended Quincy Enunwa, the Jets have Brandon Marshall, Decker and Jeremy Kerley at the WR position at the moment, plus Kenbrell Thompkins, brought up from the practice squad last week.

Both the Jets and Raiders injury reportswill be updated here with today's practice and Sunday's statuses as soon as they are available.

Team Takes Flight to Oakland on Friday Afternoon After Practice

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