Le'Veon Bell is continuing down the runway toward a Sunday takeoff.
Tight end Chris Herndon was also grouped in with Bell's projected status for Sunday.
Bell suffered a knee injury in last week's loss to the Miami Dolphins, underwent an MRI that didn't reveal any structural damage, missed Wednesday's practice and improved to a limited participant Thursday. He'll again participate in a limited fashion Friday, per Gase.
Bell is battling through a struggle-filled first season in New York, where he's running behind a troubled offensive line as part of an offense that had to endure the loss of starting quarterback Sam Darnold for a month and has struggled to find its footing since he returned. Bell's 3.3 yards per carry are on track to finish as a career-low mark for the 27-year-old running back, as is his lone rushing touchdown through eight games.
Other news we're monitoring around the league Friday:
Defensive tackle Linval Joseph (knee) and safety Andrew Sendejo (groin) are also out this week. Cornerback Trae Waynes (ankle) and defensive tackle Stephen Weatherly (groin) are questionable.
»Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn told reporters quarterback Matt Ryan, who's been battling an ankle injury that sidelined him in Week 8, is "ready to play" Sunday versus the Saints. He was limited in practice. Cornerback Desmond Trufant (toe), also limited, will be a game-time decision against the Saints.
»Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (knee), who exited last week's loss to the Steelers early, practiced for the third consecutive day. Colts coach Frank Reich said Brissett will be a game-time decision on Sunday. Reich also ruled out receivers T.Y. Hilton (calf) and Parris Campbell (hand).
»Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green (ankle), cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) and guard Alex Redmond (knee/ankle) are all out for Sunday. Tackle Cordy Glenn (concussion) is listed as questionable.
»Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (concussion) won't play Sunday but he was back on the practice field today.
»Chicago Bears nose tackle Eddie Goldman (thigh) is officially questionable after practicing in full Friday. Linebacker Isaiah Irving (quad) was ruled out.
»San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (knee, ankle) did not practice for the second consecutive day.
»Seattle Seahawks receivers Josh Gordon (ankle) and Tyler Lockett (hip) were limited in practice again.