"I just had a little soreness, a little stiffness, a little swelling," Burress said. "So they just held me out for today, and I'll be ready to go (Thursday) and Friday. So it's nothing serious, just a little swelling, a little soreness, but it's nothing to keep me out of the game."
Burress, who has 10 catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns, also has dealt with a sprained ankle and tightness in a hamstring since signing with the Jets as a free agent in late July. He had a long layoff from football after serving a 20-month prison term on a gun charge after accidentally shooting himself in the leg in November 2008.
"I'd say pretty good," Mangold said of his chances of playing. "We'll see. It's day by day, but it's looking good."
Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth continues to nurse his injured back, and linebacker Jerod Mayo missed his first practice since injuring his medial collateral ligament last Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Also not present were running back Danny Woodhead (ankle), tight end Aaron Hernandez (knee) and offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back).
The Associated Press contributed to this report.