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Jets work out two running backs with Chris Ivory (quad) hurting

Sep 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jeff Demps (32) runs with the ball during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jeff Demps (32) runs with the ball during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets are taking precautions just in case Chris Ivory is sidelined with a quad injury. Kim Klement USA TODAY Sports

Following their loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday, New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles said Chris Ivory was dealing with some "tightness in his quad." Ivory was on and off the field early in the game, which could explain why he struggled for the first time this season.

It's unclear if the injury will sideline Ivory for any period of time, but the Jets are preparing for the worst. According to Rich Cimini of ESPN, the Jets worked out former Buccaneers running back Jeff Demps on Tuesday.

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Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk is also reporting that the Jets worked out a handful of other players as well. Among them were running back Akeem Hunt, safety Cooper Taylor, and wide receiver Larry Pinkard.

The Jets will visit the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, though there's no indication any of the four players will be signed before then.

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