The Times-Tribune

Tests negative on Petty’s chest


NEW YORK — Jets coach Todd Bowles said during a radio interview that a CT scan on Bryce Petty’s chest was negative and the quarterbac­k could play Saturday at New England.

Petty was injured on the first play of the fourth quarter of the Jets’ 34-13 loss to Miami last Saturday night when he was sandwiched by Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh as he threw a 28-yard pass to Robby Anderson. X-rays at the stadium were negative, but New York was awaiting results of additional tests Sunday.

Bowles told ESPN New York radio during his weekly appearance that Petty is sore, but is “a lot better than we thought he would be.”

Bowles wouldn’t commit to Petty starting, saying he needs to see how the quarterbac­k feels during practice today.

Depending on Petty’s health, Bowles said the Jets could have three quarterbac­ks — including rookie Christian Hackenberg — active at New England. The second-round pick has been inactive for every game.

Linebacker Randell Johnson was signed from the Los Angeles Rams’ practice squad.

The team also announced that it waived linebacker Arthur Brown.

Johnson was a seventhrou­nd draft pick by Buffalo in 2014 out of Florida Atlantic. He had seven tackles and two fumble recoveries in 15 games with the Bills over two seasons.

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