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Jets' Pennington Is on the Mend

By Mark Maske
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, December 2, 2004; Page D06

Quarterback Chad Pennington took another step toward returning to the New York Jets' lineup this week when he took most of the snaps with the starting offense during yesterday's practice and suffered no apparent setbacks in his recovery from a rotator-cuff injury that has kept him out of the club's past three games.

But Coach Herman Edwards said he wants to see how Pennington's shoulder feels after practicing a few days in a row before deciding at the end of the week whether Pennington or Quincy Carter will start at quarterback on Sunday against the Houston Texans at Giants Stadium.


Coach Herman Edwards said he wants to see how Chad Pennington's shoulder feels after practicing a few days in a row. (Darron Cummings - AP)

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Cincinnati 27, Baltimore 26
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N.Y. Jets 29, Houston 7
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Chicago 24, Minnesota 14
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Carter, the former Dallas starter released by the Cowboys in training camp, has led the Jets to two wins in three games during Pennington's absence. Over the previous two seasons, the Jets were 12-9 when Pennington started and 3-8 when he didn't.

"He's going to get his reps in,'' Edwards said during a news conference yesterday. "As the week goes on, we'll make a decision about whether he's going to start the game."

Around the League

Miami will be without linebacker Zach Thomas, probably for their next two games, because of a slight hamstring tear. . . . Meantime, retired running back Ricky Williams filed papers in federal court in Miami seeking to overturn the $8.6 million that an arbitrator ruled he owes the Dolphins for breaching his contract. . . . Buffalo Bills tailback Travis Henry did not suffer a broken leg during Sunday's win at Seattle, as the team originally feared, but still will be sidelined indefinitely, according to Coach Mike Mularkey, who did not disclose specifics. . . . Oakland running back Tyrone Wheatley will miss Sunday's home game against Kansas City with an injured left hamstring that is believed to be torn. . . . Jacksonville, Fla., officials asked a state senate committee yesterday for an additional $1.3 million to fund security measures for the Super Bowl, hoping to increase their security budget for the Feb. 6 game to $1.8 million.


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