Elijah McGuire

#35 RB / N.Y. Jets / EXP: 0YRS Height: 5-9 Weight: 214 lb Age: 23 College: Louisiana Bye 11

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  • McGuire (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. McGuire didn't appear to be dressed for practice during the portion of the session that was available to the media, but he was apparently able to get more work in than he did Wednesday, when he was listed as a non-participant on the Jets' injury report. In order to feel good about the rookie's chances of playing Sunday against the Saints, the Jets will probably need to see McGuire turn in a full practice Friday. If he fails to do so, he'll likely carry a questionable designation heading into the Week 15 matchup.

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  • McGuire (ankle) wasn't spotted with a helmet at Thursday's practice, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports. It looks as though McGuire may only be able to work out on the side during Thursday's session, likely meaning that he'll go down as a non-participant in practice for the second straight day. McGuire may need to practice fully Friday in order to avoid an injury designation heading into Sunday's game against the Saints. In the event McGuire ends up sitting out that contest, the handful of offensive reps he usually receives would be split among Matt Forte (knee) -- health permitting -- and Bilal Powell.

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  • McGuire (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday. McGuire could still rally in time to suit up Sunday against the Saints, but given that the Jets promoted running back Akeem Judd to their active roster Wednesday, McGuire's Week 15 availability may truly be in question. More information on his status for Sunday should be gleaned from his practice participation the next two days.

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  • McGuire had X-rays and an MRI on his injured ankle, which were returned negative and "relatively clean," respectively, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. McGuire was unable to reenter Sunday's 23-0 throttling at the hands of the Broncos due to the ankle injury, but it appears he dodged a bullet and may not require an absence. Wednesday's practice will give the first indication of his odds to play Sunday at New Orleans. If McGuire doesn't get the all-clear in the end, Matt Forte and Bilal Powell will split RB reps.

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  • McGuire (ankle) didn't return to Sunday's game against the Broncos. Initially deemed questionable to return after leaving in the first half, McGuire eventually was ruled out for the remainder of the game. Matt Forte and Bilal Powell didn't have much of a chance to take advantage of McGuire's absence, as the Jets offense was thoroughly stymied in a 23-0 loss. Further missed time would leave a few more snaps and touches to divide between the pair of veteran backs.

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