A Woozy Beasley Misses Practice

Aaron Beasley watched practice from the sideline today, with a towel wrapped around his head. The cornerback is still feeling the effects of a blow he took to the head in the Raider game.

Beasley took a shot to the head when took out the lead blocker on a sweep play the Raiders ran to the right side. Herman Edwards said that it was not a concussion, but Beasley was undergoing neurological testing. If he cannot go on Sunday, Ray Mickens will start at cornerback, with rookie Andrew Davison as the nickel back.

 

LaMont Jordan and Santana Moss are both listed a questionable with right ankle sprains, and both sat out of practice on Thursday. Matt Turk is listed as probable with Back Spasms.

 

It could be a busy game for Chad Morton if Moss and/or Jordan can't play. Morton will do the punt return duties if Moss can't go, and will be the backup running back if Jordan misses the game. Morton brings a different look as running back.

 

"He has a niftiness about himself," said Edwards. "[He's] a good open field runner, quick feet, and great acceleration through the hole. We can get him in some situations when we get the field spread out, [and] get him a one-on-one match-up."

 

Many people were surprised when the Jets ran the ball on consecutive plays, when it was second and 18, and third and 18. Edwards explained what they were trying to do.

 

"We saw the kind of front they were going to be in and we felt we could pop a run and get half of [the yards] back," said Edwards. "Curtis got stoned and now it's third and 18. We were just thinking ‘we are not going to turn it over. We are going to run it again and pun and get out of here.' That was the thinking."

 

 

 

 

 


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