Jets coach Rex Ryan said Tomlinson sat out the no-pads practice because of an MCL injury, but wasn't sure what that meant for their game against the Broncos.
Ryan said any injured player who traveled with the team to Denver would likely be a game-time decision.
"He wants to play. He's trying to do everything in his power to play. It being on a short week -- is it good for a running back? Probably not," said Ryan.
"But I never want to hold it against him because I know the kind of competitor LT is. If he thinks he can help the team, then he's going to go."
Cornerback Darrelle Revis was limited in practice because of a knee injury, but Ryan said he would play
"Don't worry, he's playing," Ryan said, then joked: "I'm not even going to make the trip if Darrelle doesn't go."