FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets rookie linebacker Jordan Jenkins is doubtful to play Thursday night against the Buffalo Bills with a calf injury that also sidelined him for the season opener.
Jenkins, a projected starter at outside linebacker, was hurt during practice on Aug. 22 and hasn't participated since. Coach Todd Bowles said Tuesday that it appeared unlikely that the third-round draft pick out of Georgia would play against the Bills.
Jenkins said last Friday that his calf is feeling better, but the team doesn't want to rush him and risk further injury.
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Third-string quarterback Bryce Petty (right shoulder) is out, and cornerback Darryl Roberts (foot) is listed Wednesday as doubtful.
Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle, toe) and linebackers David Harris (shoulder) and Bruce Carter (shoulder) are questionable.
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