Jets tailback Shonn Greene did not practice Monday afternoon as he continued to recover from the rib injury that knocked him out of last Thursday’s loss to the Denver Broncos. He remained optimistic he would return to practice on Tuesday.
“I feel good,” Greene said. “I’ll have some extra padding. I’m not worried about it.”
Greene, the team’s leading rusher, had X-rays taken during the game in Denver, and said the results showed no structural damage. He insisted he would have been able to return to the game, but he was never reinserted by Rex Ryan as the Jets struggled to move the ball and finished the game with 83 rushing yards.
Ryan he expects Greene to play Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, but injuries have mounted in the backfield. Tailback LaDainian Tomlinson, mainly used as the third-down tailback, missed Thursday night’s game with a sprained MCL. Tomlinson was relegated to agility drills during practice on Monday but said he would play against the Bills.