FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Good news for the Jets' struggling offense: TE Dustin Keller and WR Stephen Hill, both battling hamstring injuries, are slated to return to practice Wednesday. They will be limited, but it's a step toward returning to game action.
Keller has a better chance than Hill of playing Sunday against the Colts, according to Rex Ryan, who reiterated what he said Tuesday: He expects Keller to be back out there after missing four games.
C Nick Mangold (ankle) won't practice Wednesday. Ryan said he's "hopeful" that Mangold can play Sunday, but he didn't sound overly confident. Mangold, who missed two games last season because of a high-ankle sprain, hurt the same ankle Monday night, but it's not a high-ankle sprain, according to Ryan. He called it a "regular ankle sprain."
NT Sione Po'uha, who missed Monday night with a recurring back injury, won't practice. This has to be a concern for the Jets. Remember, he missed the entire preseason because of a bad back. Backup NT Kenrick Ellis (sprained knee) is out at least two weeks, prompting the Jets to sign former Colts DT Daniel Muir.