1:04 PM EST, December 12, 2013
LB David Harris could move into third place on the Jets' all-time tackle list as early as Sunday in Carolina. Harris, whom the Jets selected in the second round of the 2007 draft, has 837 tackles, nine behind former safety Victor Green for third in team history. Harris has at least 10 tackles in four of the Jets' 13 games this season and leads the Jets with 127 tackles. He led the Jets in tackles in five of his first six seasons.
TE Kellen Winslow (knee) didn't practice Wednesday. It was a planned maintenance day for Winslow, who has undergone multiple knee operations since reaching the NFL in 2004. Winslow had three catches for 61 yards in the Jets' 37-27 win over the Raiders last Sunday and has 26 catches for 307 yards and two touchdowns in nine games this year.
LB Quinton Coples is finishing his second NFL season in impressive fashion. Coples has a sack in two straight games and has 24 quarterback hurries in his last five games. Overall this year, Coples leads the Jets with 39 quarterback hurries, is tied for third in tackles for loss (seven) and is fourth in sacks (three).
CB Antonio Cromartie (hip, concussion) did not practice Wednesday. While Cromartie has been battling a hip injury all season, the bigger concern is the concussion, which he suffered in the Jets' 37-27 win over the Raiders last Sunday. Cromartie is in the midst of the NFL's concussion protocol and will need to be cleared by an independent neurologist before he can return to practice or play in a game. Cromartie is in the midst of the worst season of his eight-year career, with three interceptions and 29 tackles in 13 games.
QB Geno Smith has struggled through the air this year but is flirting with history with his feet. Smith rushed for his fourth touchdown of the season Sunday in the Jets' 37-27 win over the Raiders, which are the most by a rookie quarterback in Jets history and the second-most for any rookie, regardless of position. He also had a 32-yard gain Sunday, the third-longest scramble by a Jets quarterback, Al Dorow had a 40-yard rush in 1961 and Joe Namath had a 39-yard run in 1966. Smith leads the Jets in rushing scores while ranking third in both yards (230) and attempts (46).
WR Stephen Hill (knee) did not practice Wednesday and may be in danger of missing the remainder of the season. Hill missed his first game of the season last Sunday but has been hampered by swelling for the last several weeks. Coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday he hopes Hill can return at some point in the final three weeks but didn't rule out the possibility of shutting him down. Hill has 24 catches for 342 yards and one touchdown this year but just 11 catches for 109 yards in his last nine games and one catch for two yards in his last four games.
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