Quinton Coples back in positional drills

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Jets outside linebacker Quinton Coples (ankle) participated in positional drills during the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday.

This activity is the most he's done since suffering a hairline fracture to his right ankle Aug. 17. He did work off to the side on Monday.

Coples' return could be a good sign for Sunday's game against Buffalo, although we'll get a better idea of his status when the official injury report is released Thursday.

Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (concussion), who missed Thursday's game against the Patriots, was not present during the early portion of practice but eventually came out and did individual work off to the side. Kerley was at practice Monday in a red noncontact jersey.

Defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle) was at practice and participating in the defensive lineman drills. Wilkerson injured his right ankle against the Patriots on Thursday but did individual work Monday.

Tight end Kellen Winslow (knee) appeared to be practicing despite this being his usual day off. Winslow is on a program where he doesn't practice on Wednesdays to help him get through the week, but his schedule may have been altered due to the team practicing Monday.