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Sam Darnold practices in full, on track to start Sunday

Sam Darnold practiced in full on Thursday, a sign that he is trending toward returning on Sunday.

Darnold has missed the last two games with a sprained right shoulder and was limited in practice on Wednesday. He said he was feeling better. But before he ultimately returns, Darnold said he needs to be confident that his shoulder can take a hit.

Because there is no hitting at practice, it’s going to be up to Darnold to determine whether he feels comfortable that he can withstand a hit or being drive to the hard turf Sunday when the Jets face the Dolphins.