Burress sits out team drills as Jets play it safe



FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Plaxico Burress has been held out of team drills in practice by the New York Jets, who say they’ll continue to play it safe with the wide receiver as he recovers from an ankle injury.

It doesn’t appear to be a setback for Burress, who tweaked his left ankle while running routes last Wednesday. Because of heavy rains and lightning in the area Tuesday, the Jets moved indoors for practice on their synthetic turf field. It was uncertain if the surface also was a factor in the lightened workload.

Burress had his most work in practice Monday, when he was in on a handful of 11-on-11 plays.

First-round pick Muhammad Wilkerson sat out team drills as a precaution with a hip injury.