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Jason Taylor: I'm not a bust

Jason Taylor believes he's having an OK year. He acknowledged Monday that his numbers aren't great --four sacks -- but he thinks he's making the most of the chances he's getting.

"I don't think I'm the biggest disappointment of the off-season acquisitions like I've heard, but it can always be better," he said Monday, perhaps alluding to the ESPNNewYork.com mid-season report card that named him the biggest disappointment. "We all want numbers -- we all want to make plays to help our team win -- but you have to make the most of your at-bats and keep going."

Taylor isn't getting as many at-bats as he once did. He doesn't play much in the base defense anymore, no longer used in a rotation with Calvin Pace and Bryan Thomas. He's limited mostly to passing downs. When he does rush the quarterback, it's sometimes in a three-man rush, making it nearly impossible to get a sack. Sometimes he drops into coverage, as he did Sunday on Joel Dreesen's 43-yard touchdown reception.

Taylor admitted it was his coverage, saying, "In that particular call, it's my man. I have to cover him." He dropped into a short zone, but let Dreesen, the Houston Texans' tight end, run free downfield. Rex Ryan took the heat.

"He's trying to own up to that, but, really, that lies on me," Ryan said. "That doesn't lie on Jason. Jason has been awesome. He's been great for us."

Other notes:

INJURY REPORT: The Jets didn't have an official practice Monday, but because they play Thursday night, they were required to submit an injury report. So this practice report is a projection.

Wouldn't have practiced: DB Dwight Lowery (concussion), RT Damien Woody (knee) and WR Jerricho Cotchery (groin).

Limited: CB Marquice Cole (hamstring), CB Drew Coleman (groin), DE Shaun Ellis (knee), DT Sione Pouha (ankle) and WR Brad Smith (back).

Full: LB David Harris (calf), S James Ihedigbo (neck), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), LB Calvin Pace (foot), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), LG Matt Slauson (knee) and QB Mark Sanchez (calf).