Vikings Coach Dennis Green said the injuries to his wide receivers won't cause him to reconsider his annual intrasquad scrimmage.

Jake Reed and Robert Tate both separated their shoulders, and Matthew Hatchette came out with a high ankle sprain in Friday night's intrasquad scrimmage.

All are expected to be back for the regular season opener Sept. 12 against Atlanta, but they could miss a good chunk of the remainder of training camp, hurting their timing with the quarterbacks.

"You gotta play," Green said. "You're ready to hit this week or you're ready to hit next week. The bottom line is injuries occur in football. That's just part of the game."

* JETS: One day after being criticized by Coach Bill Parcells for lackluster play early in training camp, key members of the team's explosive offense showcased tremendous plays yesterday in the club's first intrasquad scrimmage.

In limited action, quarterback Vinny Testaverde threw for 145 yards, including sensational touchdown throws of 19 yards to a diving Wayne Chrebet and 31 yards to Keyshawn Johnson, who fought off a physical defense to snare the pass with only his left hand.

Meanwhile, the Jets signed veteran kick returner-wide receiver Dwight Stone, who played the last four seasons with the Panthers.

* PATRIOTS: Linebacker Ted Johnson, who missed the end of last season with an injury to his right biceps, may miss this entire season with an injury to his other arm.

Johnson, recovering from surgical procedures on his shoulder and right biceps muscle, appeared to suffer a severe injury to his left biceps on a running play during yesterday's intrasquad scrimmage.

"I feel so sick for the kid," Patriots Coach Pete Carroll said. "He works so hard."