New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) runs with the ball while being pursued by New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington (25) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremy Kerley could play this week

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The New York Jets could really use Jeremy Kerley right now, especially in light of Geno Smith’s struggles and the struggles of a very inconsistent group of pass-catchers. Kerley is easily the most consistent wide receiver on the Jets, and he’s also quite versatile due to his ability to line up in the slot or on the outside. Due to his consistency, the argument can be made that Kerley is the team’s best wide receiver. He’s averaged 43.4 yards per game this season, which is a total that would be more had he not dislocated his elbow.

According to ESPN New York’s Jane McManus, Kerley’s condition is improving to the point where he “could be back” for Sunday’s big tilt against the Baltimore Ravens. The Jets will look to keep their win-loss streak going, as they are “due for a win” this week. Getting Kerley back would greatly aid them, but his return is certainly not a lock.

Per McManus, Kerley is still donning a red, no-contact jersey at practice, but he’s catching passes with two hands now instead of just one. That means the condition of his elbow is progressing, but it looks like Kerley will be listed questionable and end up being a game-time decision against the Ravens. His status is still up-in-the-air, but at least the recent news on him is good. I don’t think he’ll play this week, but the fact that he’s making progress will help.

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