FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller was limited at practice, but says his injured hamstring is “progressing well” and he should be ready to play in the season opener Sunday against Buffalo.
Keller hurt his right leg in the Jets’ preseason game against Carolina on Aug. 26. He has been testing the hamstring at full speed by himself, and intends to do so in team drills Friday.
As long as there are no setbacks, Keller says he’s “pretty sure” he will be able to play.
Coach Rex Ryan ruled safety Eric Smith (hip, knee) out, while defensive linemen Sione Pouha (back) and Mike DeVito (calf) were limited but expected to play.
LaRon Landry (heel) didn’t practice, but the team says it was planned as part of keeping the safety fresh.