Percy Harvin 'tough as boot leather'

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- As expected, wide receiver Percy Harvin (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Thursday. There was a slight limp, but barring a setback, he should be ready to play Sunday when the New York Jets meet the New England Patriots.

Harvin has impressed with his toughness. Two weeks ago, he suffered a third-degree ankle sprain (the most severe), according to Rex Ryan. Harvin had to be carried up the stairs on the team plane for the return trip from Minneapolis, where he was injured. He played in a limited role last week at wide receiver, volunteering to return a kickoff.

"Percy's tough as boot leather," special teams coach Thomas McGaughey said.

There was one addition to the Jets' injury report -- wide receiver Saalim Hakim, who was limited with a quadriceps injury. He plays exclusively on special teams, working as a gunner. Nick Folk (hip) practiced fully and is expected to return to kickoff duty. Punter Ryan Quigley handled it last week.

New York Jets

Limited: Harvin, Muhammad Wilkerson (turf toe), S Jaiquawn Jarrett (shoulder), Hakim (quadriceps).

Full: Folk (right hip), G Willie Colon (knee), S Antonio Allen (hand), RB Chris Johnson (knee), C Nick Mangold (finger), S Calvin Pryor (shoulder).

New England Patriots

Out: DE Dominique Easley

Limited: LS Danny Aiken (finger), CB Kyle Arrington (hamstring), RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), G Dan Connolly (knee), WR Julian Edelman (thigh, concussion), T Cameron Fleming (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), DE Chandler Jones (hip), WR Brandon LaFell (shoulder), DE Rob Ninkovich (heel), RB Shane Vereen (ankle), LB Chris White (ankle).

Full: QB Tom Brady (ankle).