Jets coach Rex Ryan hinted Thursday that with the injuries to Joe McKnight and Bilal Powell, Tim Tebow could see some snaps at running back Sunday against the Patriots.

“That’s a possibility,” Ryan told reporters. “The thing about Tim, with him being a football player. ... By playing quarterback, he knows all the positions. So can you plug him in at running back? Can you plug him in at tight end? I think the answer is yes.

New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace was asked by ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini on Wednesday about the up-tempo offense of the Patriots. 

"It's borderline illegal because sometimes the guys aren't always set when they snap the ball," Pace said. "But it's smart. Why not hurry a team up? I wish we would do it. For a defense, it just puts pressure on you."

The Patriots and Jets have always made personnel moves with one eye on their own roster and another on how a transaction might foul things up for the divisional rivals, particularly when it comes to the New England passing game.



FOXBORO -- Running back Brandon Bolden and linebacker Tracy White were the only players who did not take part in the walk-through outside Gillette Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Eleven Patriots were listed as limited in the light practice. Here is Wednesday's full report: 

Did Not Practice

RB Brandon Bolden (knee)

LB Tracy White (foot) 

Limited Participation

S Patrick Chung (shoulder)

S Steve Gregory (hip)

FOXBORO -- Jets coach Rex Ryan saw the film of Sunday's Patriots game in Seattle in which they gave up two touchdown passes in the final eight minutes, blowing a 13-point lead in a 24-23 loss to the Seahawks. But Tuesday, in a conference call with the New England media, Ryan said he doesn't see the Patriots defense as weak or incompetent. 

FOXBORO -- Running back Brandon Bolden and linebacker Tracy White were the only Patriots not spotted at practice on Wednesday on the grass training fields behind Gillette Stadium. The team held only a walk-through, which is a practice without pads or shells. 

Since the team held only a walk-thru, injured defensive lineman Myron Pryor was eligible to participate after spending the first six weeks on the physically unable to perform list. Pryor was spotted on the field with this teammates for the first time. 

FOXBORO -- Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd said he's "fine" after appearing to get a little shaken up in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. Lloyd, who is second on the Patriots in receptions (34) and receiving yards (401), laid out for a ball down the New England sidelines late in the game against Seattle, and appeared to land awkwardly on his shoulder. He spent a couple of plays on the sideline, but did return for the final few plays. The 31-year-old Lloyd is in his first season with the Patriots.

After suffering a surprising 24-23 loss to the Seahawks in Seattle, the Patriots return to Foxboro this week to face their divisional rivals from New York.



Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on Dennis & Callahan to recap Sunday's 24-23 loss to the Seahawks. The Patriots led 23-10 with just over nine minutes left in the fourth quarter but failed to score again as rookie quarterback Russell Wilson led the Seahawks on a pair of touchdown drives.

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