While C Nick Mangold (knee), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle), TE Braedon Bowman (knee) and LT Ryan Clady (shoulder) were limited at practice Friday, veteran ILB David Harris (hamstring) did not participate for a second consecutive day.
"Unless he comes out there in the next couple of days, it'll be slim," said head coach Todd Bowles when asked about Harris' chances of playing Sunday. "He still has a few days to get better."
Harris, who went down late in the first half of the Jets' Week 5 loss at Pittsburgh, has started 121 consecutive regular-season games. He is currently second on the team with 28 tackles.
"I'm optimistic. Like I said, I've been putting a lot of hours in the training room and with the training staff. doing everything possible to try and get back on the field," he said. "The extra day of rest is coming in handy, so we'll see."
When Harris went out last week, he was replaced by Darron Lee in the base as the Ohio State product played alongside veteran Erin Henderson.
"You have to roll with the punches. Obviously he's a great player and he's played a long time and he understands the game," Bowles said. "But we have to have other guys step up. We have some veterans behind him that have played in this league before, so, we'll go with that."
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Panther ClashRevis, in his 10th season from Pittsburgh, said he felt good with the reps he received at practice. He and the rest of the defensive backs are preparing for a Cards WR corps that includes Larry Fitzgerald, who has totaled 31 catches and 5 TDs through five weeks.
"Well one, he's a Pitt alumni. It's definitely good to see him doing well being a former Pitt player," said Revis of the 6'3', 218-pound Fitzgerald, who is now his 13th NFL season. "But following his career and matching up against him a few times, he's a Hall of Famer in my books. He's reached every pinnacle you can as a receiver and he's always been consistent. No disrespect to Carson Palmer, but he's been there a long time and he's the guy on offense that makes them go."
Energy BoostThe Jets' recent second-half struggles have been well-documented this week. Veteran RB Matt Forte, who leads the club with 431 yards from scrimmage, says the offense needs someone to provide a jolt when they lose their rhythm.
"I think it really just takes one play to be made to spark the offense and get things rolling. I think we're in these games through the first half and the third quarter and then we go through kind of a lull," he said. "There's no energy out there and we go three-and-out. Or we go three-and-out twice and you end up being behind by 10, 13, or 14 points and you're in the fourth quarter. I think at that point of the game, we need to step up our energy. Somebody has to step up and we all have to step up and make a big play."