FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis and safety Kerry Rhodes were limited in practice Wednesday with injuries that aren't expected to sideline them for this weekend's game against the New Orleans Saints.
Revis (hamstring) and Rhodes (knee) didn't appear to be noticeably hobbled during the 40-minute window of practice that the media are allowed to watch. Safety Jim Leonhard (knee) joined cornerbacks Lito Sheppard (right quadriceps) and Donald Strickland (right ankle) as members of the New York secondary who didn't practice.
The Jets can ill afford to be short-handed in the secondary against New Orleans and its top-ranked offense Sunday. Saints quarterback Drew Brees leads the NFL with a 118.1 passer rating and nine touchdown passes.
"With all of those DBs on the report, you would think I would feel nervous, but we are only playing New Orleans," Ryan said, laughing. "I'm not really worried about having to cover anybody with Drew Brees right there. I can just see the headline: 'Ryan slams Brees.'"
Ryan said he was fairly confident that Revis, Rhodes and Leonhard will be fine Sunday. The Jets brought in Justin Miller, who signed with the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday, and former Baltimore Raven Corey Ivy last week for workouts. Ryan said it's 'definitely a possibility' the Jets could sign someone if Sheppard and Strickland couldn't go.
Linebacker Larry Izzo (hamstring) and offensive lineman Wayne Hunter (personal reasons) also didn't practice.
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