Jets rookie LT Becton limited at practice with knee issue

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets rookie left tackle Mekhi Becton will be limited at practice with a knee issue after being injured in the season-opening loss at Buffalo.

Coach Adam Gase said Wednesday the No. 11 overall pick will be monitored throughout practice and the team will be cautious with Becton. Becton didn’t miss any snaps after he was hurt at some point in the game Sunday.

“He just never came out,” Gase said. “We just checked him out and he just said, ‘I’m good,’ and went back in. We’re going to be careful here today and see how he feels tomorrow afterwards. He’s a tough guy. He wasn’t going to come out of the game.”

Becton was mostly solid in his NFL debut, often matching up against Jerry Hughes in Buffalo. He will have another tough task on Sunday in the home opener with San Francisco’s Nick Bosa.

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Running back La’Mical Perine (ankle) was expected to sit out practice and work on strength and conditioning with the trainers. He has been sidelined since being hurt in the team’s practice at MetLife Stadium on Aug. 30.

Linebacker Avery Williamson (hamstring), quarterback Joe Flacco (neck) and linebacker Frankie Luvu (neck) were all expected to be limited.

Gase was optimistic that Williamson might be able to increase his practice reps this week after sitting out the opener.

“We’ll see how far we can take him in practice,” Gase said. “The last thing we need is a setback. If we can figure out a way to get him into the game and get him as healthy as possible, that would be ideal. We’ve just got to manage his situation correctly.”

NOTES: The Jets signed ILB Paul Worrilow to the practice squad. Worrilow played in four games with New York and provides some depth at the team’s thin inside linebacker spot.

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