'Small chance' Jets' ailing Kacy Rodgers coaches vs. Colts

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers briefly returned to the team's facility, and coach Todd Bowles says there's a "small chance" he coaches against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Rodgers is dealing with what Bowles characterized last week as a "serious" illness. The 49-year-old assistant coach wasn't with the team last Sunday for its 34-16 win over Denver. Rodgers had a medical appointment last Thursday and was not with the team for practice Friday, when a somber Bowles revealed that Rogers was dealing with an illness.

On Wednesday, Bowles appeared more upbeat, saying Rodgers is feeling better. He added that Rodgers underwent some tests and would receive results next week.

Bowles said Rodgers spent some time in his office Wednesday before leaving. The head coach ran the defense against the Broncos and would do so again this week if Rodgers remains sidelined.

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