C Nick Mangold (ankle) returned to practice Friday after missing Thursday’s session.
Head coach Rex Ryan said he expected Mangold to be limited on Friday. According to Ryan, Mangold’s ankle was “a little tender” but he will play on Monday night against Miami.
DL Ropati Pitoitua (knee) and CB Isaiah Trufant (hamstring) did not practice, making it less likely that they will play versus the Dolphins.
If Pitoitua can’t go, the Jets have a couple options as to who would dress as their fifth lineman.
They promoted DL Martin Tevaseau from the practice squad, and they also have rookie DT Kenrick Ellis who has not been active for a game yet this season. It would be pretty telling if Ellis doesn’t get the call.
CB Donald Strickland (concussion) participated in position drills without his red no-contact jersey.
RB LaDainian Tomlinson (calf) was cutting and running full speed during drills. LS Tanner Purdum was also seen on the field after being limited Thursday.