NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Plaxico Burress was limited in practice Thursday because of tightness in his lower back, but the wide receiver is expected to be fine to face the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Jets coach Rex Ryan admitted Burress has been bothered by it at times during the season.
“We don’t want to run him into the ground,” said Ryan. “We want him to be 100 percent when we play on Sunday.”
Burress, who grabbed three touchdown passes against San Diego in Week 7, expects more success — though not necessarily for himself — in the red zone.
“All it does is open up things for guys like Dustin and Santonio and all those guys,” he said, according to the Newark Star-Ledger. “It’s going to be interesting to see how those guys are going to play us in the red zone. We’re going to go into the red zone, call the same plays, and just adjust to the flow.”
Defensive linemen Mike DeVito (knee) and Kenrick Ellis (left ankle) practiced on a limited basis after sitting out Wednesday.
DeVito, a starter at defensive end, missed the Jets’ last game before the bye-week break against San Diego. Ryan says he was encouraged that DeVito had no setbacks after working out Wednesday. Ellis, a rookie defensive tackle, was injured in the 27-21 win over San Diego.
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