Jets' Cotchery has 'real shot' at playing

Updated: October 22, 2009, 5:12 PM ET
Associated Press

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets coach Rex Ryan says wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery has a "real shot" to play against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Cotchery has been bothered by his left hamstring and Brad Smith by his quadriceps. Neither participated in team drills for the second straight day Thursday, but they both did individual drills. Ryan is hopeful that at least one of the receivers will play.

He's most confident about Cotchery's chances.

Right tackle Damien Woody didn't practice because of a lower leg injury, and wide receiver Braylon Edwards was limited by his quadriceps. Both of them are expected to play.

Cornerback Lito Sheppard is most likely out after reinjuring his right leg.


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