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Jets WR Cotchery probable, Woody questionable vs. Patriots

New York Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery was listed as probable for Monday night's showdown with the AFC East co-leading New England Patriots after missing two games with a groin injury.

Cotchery was a full participant in practice Saturday for the first time since he slightly tore his groin during a Nov. 14 game against the Cleveland Browns.

Cotchery is expected to fill in as the Jets' primary punt returner after safety Jim Leonhard was placed on injured reserve Saturday, ending his season one day after he broke his right leg during practice.

Right tackle Damien Woody is questionable with a sprained right knee, but he practiced on a limited basis for the first time this week. He sprained the medial collateral ligament in the knee during a Nov. 21 game against the Houston Texans and was able to play four days later against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Woody is expected to play against the Patriots on Monday night.

"I expect him out there," Jets coach Rex Ryansaid Thursday. "He had some swelling his knee. He played the whole game. Generally, if a guy finishes the game, that means he'll probably go the next week. Not in all cases, but I think he'll go."

Jets defensive back Dwight Lowery (concussion) was limited in practice Saturday and listed as questionable.

The Jets (9-2) have a laundry list of players who fully practiced Saturday and were listed as probable: Quarterback Mark Sanchez (calf); defensive backs Marquice Cole (hamstring) and Drew Coleman (groin); wide receiver Brad Smith (back); linebackers David Harris (calf) and Calvin Pace (foot); defensive linemen Shaun Ellis (knee) and Sione Pouha (ankle); offensive lineman Wayne Hunter (back) and Matt Slauson (knee); and center Nick Mangold (shoulder).

For the Patriots (9-2), quarterback Tom Brady was limited in practice Saturday and listed as probable with right shoulder and foot issues. Defensive end Myron Pryor (back), cornerback Jonathan Wilhite (hip) and defensive end Mike Wright (concussion) didn't practice Saturday and were listed as questionable.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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