FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Cornerback Kyle Wilson suffered a concussion in last Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New York Jets confirmed, and he didn't practice Wednesday. His status for Sunday against the New England Patriots remains uncertain.
The Jets could lose a defensive back this week, but gain one. Rookie cornerback Dee Milliner, out the last three games with a pulled hamstring, practiced on a limited basis and is expected to play. Asked if he's optimistic about Milliner's chances of returning, Rex Ryan said, "Yeah, I am. Absolutely."
Milliner doesn't play the slot, so it would be interesting to see how they use him, Antonio Cromartie and Darrin Walls. They could move Walls into the slot or perhaps go with Isaiah Trufant, who replaced Wilson against the Steelers. Milliner didn't fare well in the previous meeting against the Patriots, as he was benched at halftime.
There was a curious development with newly-signed wide recover Greg Salas, whom they plucked off the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad. Salas, who didn't practice, had a pre-existing knee injury that will sideline him for at least two weeks, according to Ryan. The coach claimed they knew about the injury.
"We kind of knew he was going to be out," Ryan said. "If he had a severe injury, that wasn't the case. This might be a couple of weeks and he'll be back."