Jets-Redskins Injury and Practice Report

The 2003 NFL campaign kicks off with the New York Jets visiting the Washington Redskins on Thursday night.



Injury and practice update: Starting QB Chad Pennington (injured broken wrist/surgery is out for 10-12 weeks, will not play. Veteran QB Vinny Testaverde will start in Pennington's place.

The Jets are relatively injury free, only minor injuries that should not affect the game. Rookie QB Brooks Bollinger (left knee sprain) was on the field practicing with the second-team offense, and appears to be physically capable of playing, if necessary. 

Starting MLB Marvin Jones (pulled right hamstring) and second-year DE Bryan Thomas (sprained ankle) practiced with the team today and are expected to play against the Redskins.


Injury and practice update: WR Taylor Jacobs, who is the club's third receiver, did not practice today and remains doubtful with abdominal trauma suffered from a kick in the team's final preseason game. Jacobs is expected to miss two-weeks. Free agent acquisition Patrick Johnson will move-up into Jacobs No. 3 receiver position.

The Redskins defensive line is banged up, but they have been regaining their health in the past two-weeks. Starting defensive tackle Jermaine Haley is (probable-ankle) and backup defensive end Peppi Zellner (probable-knee) both practiced today and will play against the Jets.  

Centers Larry Moore (probable-knee) and Wilbert Brown (probable-elbow) both practiced today and are expected to be ready to play against the Jets.

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