FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets running back Bilal Powell and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson sat out practice with injuries and are uncertain to play against the New England Patriots.
Powell strained a calf during the Jets’ 17-14 win at Cleveland last Sunday. He started New York’s last two games in place of Matt Forte, who is dealing with turf toe. Forte was limited in practice Wednesday, which is an improvement from the last two weeks.
If neither Powell nor Forte can go Sunday, rookie Elijah McGuire would start against the Patriots. Travaris Cadet is the only other running back currently on the Jets’ active roster.
Wilkerson has been dealing with a sprained shoulder, but now also has a toe injury. Neither he nor coach Todd Bowles would provide details about the new injury. Wilkerson, however, doesn’t seem concerned about potentially missing the game.