Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy is almost certain to continue his Murderers’ Row of opponents Sunday at home against New England.
Seneca Wallace (high ankle sprain) didn’t practice again Thursday, leaving McCoy to take the first-team repetitions once again and on the path to make a third straight start to open his career.
“We’re moving pretty strong in that direction,” coach Eric Mangini said Thursday.
McCoy went 1-1 on the road and will be making his first home start. His three opponents have a combined 16-6 record.
Wallace said Monday he hoped to practice Wednesday or Thursday and start Sunday. Mangini said there’s a chance he could practice Friday, but it would be a stretch to believe he could start.
Wallace said Thursday he hasn’t had a setback.
“It’s just being smart, not trying to rush to get back on the field with this type of injury,” he said. “It’s feeling good, I just gotta make sure I can function within the environment of playing my position.”
Defensive lineman Shaun Rogers (ankle) returned to practice after missing Wednesday. Defensive end Kenyon Coleman (knee) didn’t practice but is expected to start Sunday.