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Could Jim Leonhard Play?

Jim Leonhard might be in the lineup against the Pats after all.

Leonhard, injured in last Sunday's loss to Jacksonville, returned to practice Friday and participated in individual drills as well as some team activities while wearing a cast on his hand.

Coach Rex Ryan said he'd consult with Leonhard and the team's trainers to see how he feels leading up to the game Sunday. Eric Smith would get the start opposite Kerry Rhodes if Leonhard can't play.

It sure would be nice to have the secondary at full strength against these receivers.

Vernon Gholston, on the other hand, will definitely sit the next one out.

Ryan also ruled out linebacker Vernon Gholston for the second straight week with a hamstring injury. Gholston was injured in practice last Monday in the team's first workout off the bye-week break.

Do you think the Jets may be milking this injury a bit so the man they invested so much in will not be listed as a healthy scratch?