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It might be Elijah McGuire's turn to step in as the New York Jets' starting running back.

Bilal Powell sat out practice Wednesday with a strained calf after injuring during the Jets' 17-14 win at Cleveland last Sunday. His status for New York's game Sunday against New England is uncertain.

He started New York's last two games in place of Matt Forte, which is an improvement from the last two weeks when he didn't participate at all in team drills., who is dealing with turf toe. Forte was limited in practice Wednesday

"We'll see how it goes and it would be great to have Matt,Authentic Logan Ryan Jersey, it's helpful."," quarterback Josh McCown said. "Just to have his veteran presence out there when you're going against a team that can scheme and do things. Just to have another guy that has been in your system for a while and knows it

McGuire would start against the Patriots. Travaris Cadet is the only other running back currently on the active roster. The Jets signed Jahad Thomas to the practice squad as insurance.,But if neither Powell nor Forte can go Sunday

64 behind Powell. McGuire also has five catches for 55 yards.,Womens Sylvester Williams Jersey,McGuire was drafted in the sixth round out of Louisiana-Lafayette in April. He ranks second on the Jets with 176 yards rushing

"It's like he's a veteran already, I think that's the biggest thing."," offensive coordinator John Morton said of McGuire last week. "I think he's being coached well and we're putting him in the right place to have success. The game's not too big for him

but now also has a toe injury. Neither he nor coach Todd Bowles would provide details about the new injury.,Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson also sat out practice Wednesday. He has been dealing with a sprained shoulder

as was defensive end Kony Ealy (shoulder).,Cornerbacks Juston Burris (foot) and Darryl Roberts (hamstring) were limited

Bowles was asked what he might say to Patriots LB David Harris, who was cut by the Jets late in the offseason: "We're not going to kiss and go on a date. We'll say hi, laughing. "I don't think there's going to be time for any Dear Abby meetings on the football field. No offense."," Bowles said

Leonard Williams hushed in the pass rush,Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson

Browns rookie Myles Garrett needed just one play to record his first career sack Sunday.

By the time the first half was over, the No. 1 overall pick had taken New York quarterback Josh McCown down twice. The Week 5 contest, a 17-14 win for the Jets, was a coming out party for the Cleveland defensive end, a preview of what Garrett’s future could look like.

the game was another silent one for a pair of Jets defensive linemen that have already established themselves.,At the same time

Five games into the season and Leonard Williams and Muhammad Wilkerson have yet to record a sack. That may sound surprising given the talent the two defenders possess, neither player recorded a quarterback hit Sunday., but it’s true. On top of that

In fairness, their production needs to increase — though Todd Bowles is not worried., Wilkerson and Williams faced plenty of double teams against the Browns with fellow lineman Kony Ealy inactive. That’s been the case for much of the year. Still

“They’re playing hard. I don’t worry about their sacks. Their sacks will come, but they’re playing hard, and they are doing those different things. They are great team players and great individual players, but there are certain schemes that require different things, they’ll come,” the head coach said. “They’re taking a lot of doubles up for everybody else, so the sacks will come. When they come, but they’re working hard at it and they’re getting pressure.”

In addition to the goose egg in the sack column, with Wilkerson adding one pass defended and one stuff. Neither has been the playmaker the Jets need them to be., Wilkerson and Williams have combined for 34 tackles

Wilkerson and Williams are not the only ones failing to bring the pressure,Authentic Brett Kern Jersey, the focus is rightfully on the two stars as they continue to come up short., as the Jets’ entire defensive line has yet to record a sack — or even half of one — this season. However

Williams, who entered 2017 with sky-high expectations,Authentic Derrick Morgan Jersey, though he was coming back from a broken leg. He’s now playing through a shoulder injury, led the team with seven sacks last year. Wilkerson, had a disappointing 4.5 sacks a year ago,Womens Josh Kline Jersey, meanwhile, who had signed a massive extension before the 2016 season, though he’s insisted it’s not holding him back. Williams, has dealt with a lingering wrist injury.

if the two are healthy enough to play,Authentic Sylvester Williams Jersey, the Jets need them to produce. Multiple team members have said the lack of sacks is not a concern,That said, but Wilkerson and Williams are simply too good to have that zero on the back of their cards.

The Jets have defied the expectations of the football-watching public by winning two straight games to pull to 2-2. They have probably ruined their chances of successfully tanking for the No. 1 overall pick.

and ticking off some of their most pessimistic fans,Womens Johnathan Cyprien Jersey,But outside of surprising a lot of people, the Jets haven't really accomplished much this season. And coach Todd Bowles has been made sure to remind his players of that this week.

we're .500. That's nothing to brag about. We've got to get better in a lot of areas each week. We made some mistakes in the Jacksonville game we've got to get better at. We've got to keep building." , but we talked about it," Bowles said. "I mean,"I shouldn't have to, we're 2-2

and pull above .500 for the first time since the 2015 season,The Jets have a wonderful opportunity to earn a third straight victory, with a win over the Browns. The Browns may be the NFL's worst team. Womens Brett Kern Jersey,They're 0-4 and have lost 29 of their last 31 games. The Jets are favored for the first time all season.

But to Bowles, none of that means anything as the Jets head to Cleveland.

we're not,"We're not good enough to look past anybody. Really," Bowles said. "We're just working every day to get better than the week before."

If the Jets are thinking of overlooking the Browns, they don't need to search very deep into the archives to discover that's a bad idea.

" Jets second-year outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins told The Record and NorthJersey.com on Thursday. "Really,"Really the only message that needs to be sent is what happened last year, that's the only thing that needs to be said."

the Jets traveled to Cleveland in Week 9. The Browns were 0-8 and being talked about as a legitimate candidate to go winless. The Jets were 2-5,Last October, but they were a veteran-laden squad coming off a big win and trying to launch a streak that might take them to the playoffs.

led by then-quarterback Josh McCown,And then the Browns, outscored them 20-7 in the first half. Bowles was so infuriated that he dropped a very bad word in the postgame press conference when talking about the first half effort.

" Jenkins said. "At any point during the season,Authentic Josh Kline JerseyAuthentic Josh Kline Jersey,"it goes to show you can't count out any team, or any point during the game."

the Jets came back to win that game,As it turned out, 31-28. But it was an example of how quickly things can go wrong if the Jets don't take the Browns seriously.

Jenkins will have his own personal motivation on Sunday. The sight of running back Isaiah Crowell brings back bad memories. Crowell went to George Washington Carver High School in Columbus, Ga. Jenkins attended nearby Harris County High School.

"He used to beat the brakes off my high school back in the day," Jenkins said. "He used to single-handedly destroy my high school. ... So [for me] it's a back-to-school classic."

of course,And so the Jets will,Womens Logan Ryan Jersey, prepare for Cleveland like they would for any other team. They don't believe in the premise that the Browns are more dangerous because they're so desperate for a win.

"No. It's not real,Authentic Johnathan Cyprien Jersey," Bowles said. "They're all dangerous every week. Regardless of record."

And the Jets don't believe the Browns will take more risks because they have little to lose.

we've played teams with 4-0 records that took big chances as well,"No," Bowles said. "We've just got to be ready for whatever they give us."