Meanwhile, the team's top rusher Isaiah Crowell (toe) is out this week and Trenton Cannon (toe) is listed as questionable. In that context, McGuire is a worthy Week 15 dart for those scrambling for backfield help.
McGuire is dealing with what ESPN's Rich Cimini refers to as a minor ankle injury that has the running back listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Texans.
Per the report, McGuire is expected to play this weekend and if he does, he'd be in line to head the Jets' Week 15 backfield -- with rookie Trenton Cannon also on hand -- given that Isaiah Crowell (toe) has already been ruled out by the Jets.
McGuire's Week 15 status gains added import, with Isaiah Crowell (toe) ruled out for Saturday's tilt. If healthy enough to do so, McGuire would be a candidate to head the team's ground game against Houston, but if he's out or limited, Trenton Cannon (toe) would be next up for the team's carries.
McGuire (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday as a limited participant, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.
The same goes for Trenton Cannon (toe), whereas starter Isaiah Crowell (foot) was held out for a second straight day. McGuire thus seems to be on track for the start in Saturday's game against Houston, but the the situation will still need to be monitored carefully over the next few days. While yet to sign a fourth running back, the Jets do have three on their practice squad -- De'Angelo Henderson, Mark Thompson and Joel Bouagnon.
McGuire didn't practice Tuesday due to an ankle issue, Darryl Slater of NJ.com reports.
With the Jets facing the Texans on Saturday in Week 15, McGuire will have one day less than usual to gear up for gameday. It wasn't revealed that McGuire suffered an injury coming out of the Jets' 27-23 win over the Bills over the weekend, so it's possible the 24-year-old is just receiving some maintenance after handling his largest workload of the season (17 carries, three receptions) in the contest. The Jets also withheld Isaiah Crowell (foot) and Trenton Cannon (toe) from the first practice of the week, leaving the team with no healthy running backs on the roster.
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