Jets WR Jermaine Kearse unable to practice

New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (10) runs with the ball during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs Dec 3.Photo: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Kearse less likely to play in opener Monday.

New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearses chances of playing in the season opener diminished when he was unable to participate in Thursdays practice.

Kearse underwent a medical procedure to repair an abdominal injury last month and missed New Yorks final two preseason games. He told reporters on Monday that he could not talk about the injury.

The Jets kick off the regular season Monday night with a road game at the Detroit Lions.

Entering his seventh NFL season overall and second with New York, Kearse appeared in 16 games, making 14 starts, for New York last season. He hauled in a career-best 65 receptions to go with five touchdowns.

Jets head coach Tod Bowles had labeled Kearse as day-to-day, week-to-week after news of the medical procedure was revealed.

The 28-year-old Kearse is part of a crowded wide receiver corps with the Jets that includes Robby Anderson, Quincy Enunwa and Terrelle Pryor. Kearse had 90 receptions in his final two seasons with the Seattle Seahawks before he was acquired by the Jets in exchange for defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson.

Kearse was among three players who did not practice Thursday. Safety Marcus Maye (foot) and outside linebacker Josh Richardson (concussion) also sat out.

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