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Jets OLB questionable

Posted by Chris Brown on October 1, 2010 – 1:32 pm

Jets’ OLB Calvin Pace is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bills.

Pace has yet to play in the regular season due to a foot injury suffered in the preseason. However, he was able to practice in a limited capacity on Friday after missing practice Wednesday and Thursday and could be available on Sunday for passing downs.

Starting C Nick Mangold (shoulder) is also questionable as he was only able to practice on a limited basis all week.

OLB Jason Taylor (elbow) is probable though he wasn’t able to practice fully all week either.

RT Damien Woody (personal) practiced fully on Friday and is expected to start, which is good news, because the Jets’ swing tackle Wayne Hunter is out for Sunday’s game with a shin injury.

If either Woody or D’Brickashaw Ferguson are injured in Sunday’s game, rookie second-round pick Vladimir Ducasse would have to step in. And that’s something to keep an eye on because Ducasse was not good enough to earn a starting job at left guard for the Jets, where Matt Slauson is currently the starter.

Rex Ryan even said on the conference call this week with the Buffalo media, that Ducasse is not yet ready to start at guard. Now Ducasse does have more experience at tackle having played there in college, so perhaps that’s why he’s not ready to play guard in the NFL because it’s a switch.

Still it’s something to keep an eye on if Ferguson or Woody are hurt in the game.


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