Jerricho Cotchery, Damien Woody sit

Updated: November 23, 2010, 4:05 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets coach Rex Ryan would not rule out Jerricho Cotchery and Damien Woody from playing in the Thanksgiving night game against the Cincinnati Bengals despite both missing practice again.

"I'm not ready to list them as out yet, because we've got two days left," Ryan said.

Woody sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee in the win over the Houston Texans, and the right tackle rode a stationary bike during practice Tuesday.

Ryan said that the MRI on Woody showed no structural damage, and the MRI sprain wasn't too severe.

A source close to Woody describe the sprain as "pretty bad" and said it was unlikely the tackle would play despite the fact that Ryan has left the door open. On Monday Woody tweeted that he was hoping to be ready for Thurday's game.

Cotchery was dressed but sat out for the potion of practice open to reporters.

"There's still a chance [Cotchery will play]," Ryan said, "but I if I was a betting man I'd say D-Wood would have a better chance."

Cotchery injured his groin making a spectacular diving catch to keep a drive alive in a win over the Browns.

The Jets have a pretty extensive injury report this week, with 14 players listed on Monday. Dwight Lowery, who sustained a concussion against the Cleveland Browns two weeks ago, has already been ruled out for Thursday.

"A serious thing, he's doing better," Ryan said.

Jane McManus is a reporter and columnist for ESPNNewYork.com.

Jane McManus has covered New York sports since 1998 and began covering football just before Brett Favre's stint with the Jets. Her work has appeared in Newsday, USA Today, The Journal News and The New York Times. Follow Jane on Twitter.

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