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QB Petty expects to play Saturday


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Bryce Petty’s bruised chest is feeling better, and the chocolate chip cookies he received from an apologetic teammate should help with the healing process.

The New York Jets quarterbac­k was injured Saturday night when he was sandwiched by Miami’s Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh while completing a 28-yard pass to Robby Anderson on the first play of the fourth quarter in New York’s 34-13 loss.

X-rays at the stadium were negative, as was a CT scan Monday.

“Shoot, I thought something was messed up in there,” Petty said Tuesday. “Luckily, everything was good.”

Petty and coach Todd Bowles called it “a miscommuni­cation,” and it appeared center Wesley Johnson might have made a mistake with the snap count — since he was the only one on the Jets offensive line who moved. That created clear lanes for both Wake and Suh to crunch the quarterbac­k.

“It won’t happen again,” a smiling Petty said. “I had a batch of cookies on my hood from Wes, so that was a really nice gesture. He still owes me dinner, though.”


At East Rutherford, N.J., the Giants placed running back Shane Vereen and backup quarterbac­k Ryan Nassib on injured reserve.

The Giants announced the moves Tuesday, a day after disclosing that Vereen had reinjured the triceps muscle that put him on injured reserve after the third week of the season. Nassib has had a recurring elbow injury this season.

The Giants signed linebacker Ishaq Williams off their practice squad, as well as running back George Winn.


At Santa Clara, Calif., cornerback Jimmie Ward and receiver Quinton Patton exited the team’s 41-13 loss Sunday in Atlanta and will be unavailabl­e for the final two games, joining a slew of starters on the shelf.

Ward was emerging as one of the team’s most talented defenders at his new position of cornerback. He sustained a shoulder injury, marking the second season of his thee-year career he’ll end on the injured list.

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