FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Jets kicker Nick Folk returned to practice Thursday and attempted a few field goals after being sidelined with a hip flexor injury.
Folk was limited, but said being able to kick is “progress.” He and coach Rex Ryan said how he feels Friday will go a long way in determining whether he’ll play Sunday at Minnesota. Folk injured his right hip during the Jets’ 16-13 loss to Miami last Monday night.
Ryan said team trainers are happy with the progress Muhammad Wilkerson is making with his turf toe injury, but acknowledged that the defensive end will miss his second straight game.
Tight end Jace Amaro (concussion) has resumed light exercising, but is still going through the NFL’s protocol for head injuries and could miss Sunday’s game.
SALAS TO IR; OWUSU PROMOTED
Greg Salas was put on season-ending injured reserve on Thursday and the Jets signed wide receiver Chris Owusu from the practice squad.
Salas suffered what Ryan called “a major hamstring injury” on his 20-yard end-around reverse on Monday night for his first NFL touchdown. Salas had eight catches for 167 yards in his second season with the Jets.
This will be Owusu’s second stint on the active roster this season. He was signed as a free agent in September and was inactive for three games before having one catch for 7 yards against Buffalo in Week 8. Owusu was cut the following week and then brought back to the practice squad.
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