Practice Report: Several people missing

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets appear to be pretty banged up, as they begin preparing for the New Orleans Saints.

Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson was not working with his teammates Wednesday, during the portion of practice open to the media. Wilkerson was doing some running on the side. But it's unclear why he wasn't practicing fully.

Wide receivers Jeremy Kerley and Stephen Hill were not doing any work. Kerley wasn't even on the field. Hill stretched with the team, but did not have pads on.

Tight end Jeff Cumberland also wasn't on the field, after suffering a head injury last Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. And right guard Willie Colon wasn't working either, after injuring his ribs against the Bengals.

On the bright side, Santonio Holmes was participating in wide receiver drills, and even appeared to be going full speed at least a couple times. Holmes looked smooth doing so, raising the possibility that he could make his return against the Saints, prior to the bye week.

We'll know more later this afternoon, after coach Rex Ryan's news conference and the release of the official injury report.