FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Plaxico Burress was limited in practice Thursday because of tightness in his lower back, but the wide receiver is expected to be fine for the New York Jets’ game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Defensive linemen Mike DeVito (knee) and Kenrick Ellis (left ankle) practiced on a limited basis after sitting out Wednesday.
Coach Rex Ryan says Burress has been bothered by a sore lower back at times during the season, but Thursday’s practice was the first time he was limited.
DeVito, a starter at defensive end, missed the Jets’ last game before the bye-week break against San Diego. Ryan says he was encouraged that DeVito had no setbacks after working out Wednesday. Ellis, a rookie defensive tackle, was injured in the 27-21 win over San Diego.