FOXBORO, Mass. — Stevan Ridley’s first game in green could come against his former team. Maybe.
The New York Jets running back, who spent the first four seasons of his career with the New England Patriots, practiced for the first time Wednesday after tearing his ACL and MCL last season on Oct. 12. Ridley is eligible to play Sunday against the Pats, but head coach Todd Bowles didn’t say anything that shows he’s committed to that idea.
“He’s been running around a lot,” Bowles said Wednesday during a conference call. “(Wednesday) was actually his first day he was cleared to practice, so he ran around. Just got to get him healthy and get him in football shape, and I’ll likely see more as he gets more and more practices under his belt.”
Bowles mentioned Monday that Ridley could “maybe” play Sunday, per NJ. com, but it doesn’t seem as though the Jets are rushing into anything. And with teammate Chris Ivory being third in the league in rushing yards with 460, the Jets really don’t need to.
The Jets have until their Nov. 12 game against the Buffalo Bills to activate Ridley to the 53-man roster from the physically unable to perform list. After that, Ridley’s season would end on the PUP reserve list.
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