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Jets QB Sam Darnold sits out team’s first practice after bye

November 19, 2018

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Jets have six games left and will be hard-pressed to even match the 5-11 records they put up in each of the last two seasons. New York has two games against New England, including a home matchup out of the break, and meetings with Tennessee, Buffalo, Houston and Green Bay _ no gimmes in the bunch. Darnold is still considered the future of the franchise, no matter how much he struggles this season. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, FIle)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is sitting out the team’s first practice after its bye-week break while he continues to recover from a foot strain.

The rookie wore a green Jets cap and sweats as practice began Monday, and he mostly watched from the side while Josh McCown and Davis Webb threw passes in individual drills. He is no longer wearing a boot on his right foot.

Darnold was injured during the Jets’ 13-6 loss at Miami on Nov. 4. McCown started in his place the following week, a 41-10 defeat at home to Buffalo.

It’s uncertain if Darnold will be able to start against New England on Sunday. Coach Todd Bowles is scheduled to speak to the media later Monday. The Jets don’t need to submit an injury report until Wednesday.

Darnold, the No. 3 overall draft pick this year, leads the NFL with 14 interceptions and struggled in his past three games before the injury.

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