Trumaine Johnson
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On Thursday New York Jets CB Trumaine Johnson was still sidelined and unable to practice. What is his status for Sunday’s game?

New York Jets free-agent signee Trumaine Johnson had his helmet and pads on but did not participate in Thursday’s practice.

“It’s getting better daily,” Johnson told reporters Wednesday. “Hopefully I’ll be out there soon.”

Johnson’s availability for Sunday is still unknown, but he will have to practice in the next two days if he wants to get on the field.

The seven-year veteran CB last appeared in the Jets 31-12 loss at Jacksonville back in Week 4. He has one interception so far this season, coming in Week 1 at Detroit.

The Jets currently are severely depleted in the secondary with Marcus Maye and Buster Skrine limited in practice and not expected to return in time for the Chicago Bears this coming Sunday.

Earlier in the week week, the Jets announced FS Doug Middleton would miss the rest of the season due to a torn pectoral muscle suffered against Minnesota. The Jets did sign safety Ibraheim Campbell this week, who had been released by the Cowboys after appearing in four games this season.

In other injury news, CB Morris Claiborne, T Kelvin Beachum and LB Darron Lee all returned to practice and should play on Sunday. For the second straight day, RB Isaiah Crowell also fully participated in practice.

WR Robby Anderson and C Spencer Long both missed practice for the second consecutive day and their status is unknown for Sunday.

The Jets take on the Chicago Bears this Sunday at Soldier Field.

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