FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan thinks backup quarterback Tim Tebow will be cleared to play in the New York Jets' game Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals "like he was last week."
Ryan has no immediate update on the condition of Tebow, who is dealing with two broken ribs, and adds "we'll see how he progresses." The injury is expected to limit Tebow in practice Wednesday and possibly the rest of this week.
He was injured at Seattle on Nov. 11, played three offensive snaps the following week at St. Louis and then was active but Ryan kept him on the sideline -- to be used only in "an emergency" -- last Thursday night against New England.
Ryan has been criticized by some for keeping Tebow active rather than making third-stringer Greg McElroy available.