Jets NT Ellis out 4-6 weeks with knee injury
Coach Rex Ryan confirms Thursday that the backup lineman will miss at least a month after being injured in the Jets' 23-17 loss to Houston on Monday night. Ellis was filling in for starter Sione Po'uha, sidelined with a sore lower back.
Ryan says safety Eric Smith will miss New York's game Sunday against Indianapolis after he sprained a knee during "a scary moment" in practice Wednesday while trying to knock down a pass. Tests revealed the sprain, and Ryan was relieved it wasn't worse.
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