Injured Ellis out 4-6 weeks for Jets
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP)
Coach Rex Ryan confirms Thursday that the backup lineman will miss at least a month after being injured in the Jets' 23-17 loss to Houston on Monday night. Ellis was filling in for starter Sione Po'uha, sidelined with a sore lower back.
Ryan says safety Eric Smith will miss New York's game Sunday against Indianapolis after he sprained a knee during ''a scary moment'' in practice Wednesday while trying to knock down a pass. Tests revealed the sprain, and Ryan was relieved it wasn't worse.