Several other veterans were also limited in practice. Herman Edwards wanted to give some players a break since the team is playing on a short work week, coming off an overtime game. Dave Yovanovits worked a great deal for Pete Kendall at left guard, and Jonathan Goodwin filled in some for Kareem McKenzie at right tackle. Santana Moss, who is dealing with a hamstring injury, was limited also, so Jonathan Carter got a lot of work. Curtis Martin had a light practice as well, after 28 carries on the hard surface in the Edward Jones Dome. Martin was seen at practice with bandages on both elbows. This was due to some bad rug burns he suffered on the artificial surface in St. Louis. Another veteran who got a breather on Friday was Donnie Abraham. Rookie Derrick Strait took his place . . .
John Abraham got quite a bit of work in practice, but Edwards is calling his status, "a game-time decision." Abraham practiced with a bulky brace on his injured right knee. If he plays, it will be as a situational pass rusher. Bryan Thomas will still start . . .
Interesting matchup for McKenzie this week. He will be facing a player who attended Willingboro (N.J.) High School with him – Chargers outside linebacker Shaun Phillips . . .
Expect the Jets to have a few more plays for the tight ends this week. Remember in the first Chargers matchup, Chris Baker caught a touchdown, and almost had another, but it was overturned by instant replay. The Chargers did a horrible job covering Kansas City's Tony Gonzalez last week. The All-Pro finished with 14 catches . .
The Jets are very comfortable playing in San Diego.
"We have had success there," said Edwards. "The road doesn't bother us."
The Jets have won in San Diego the last two years. It's not one of the tougher road stadiums to play in.
The Edwards family knows this stadium well. Herman Edwards' son Marcus plays wide receiver for San Diego State . . .
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