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NEW YORK -- The New York Jets were waiting for results from tests on Bryce Pettys injured chest before making a quarterback decision. Dermontti Dawson Jersey .Petty was scheduled to have a CT scan on Sunday to make sure he didnt have a bruised or punctured lung after being knocked out of New Yorks 34-13 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Saturday night. X-rays at the stadium were negative.During a conference call, Todd Bowles said Petty was still having tests.The coach added that the Jets would wait until they received the results before they determine who will start at quarterback at New England next Saturday.Were going to meet and discuss everything later, Bowles said. We havent gone through all of the film yet this morning. Were all going to meet this afternoon.Petty was hurt on the first play of the fourth quarter when he got sandwiched by Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh as he completed a 28-yard pass down the right sideline to Robby Anderson. He was replaced by former starter Ryan Fitzpatrick.Ill be good, Petty said after the game. A little sore right now, but Ill be fine.It appeared few players on the offensive line other than center Wesley Johnson moved at the snap, and Wake and Suh easily converged on Petty in the backfield. The quarterback called it a miscommunication, but wouldnt go into details on what happened on the play.Petty got off to a good start in his third NFL start, capping an impressive first drive against the Dolphins with a 40-yard touchdown pass to Anderson.But New Yorks second possession ended when Petty was sacked by Wake and fumbled, and Suh recovered deep in Miami territory.With the Jets at the Dolphins 27 and driving midway through the second quarter, Petty had his pass intended for Brandon Marshall intercepted by Wake.Petty finished 20 of 36 for 235 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions before leaving with the injury.He started the game more confidently, obviously leading the first drive, Bowles said. Other than that, theres still things he needs to work on.If Petty cant play next weekend, it would appear Fitzpatrick would get the start against the Patriots. Rookie Christian Hackenberg is the only other quarterback on the active roster.Hackenberg, a second-round pick, has been inactive all season and is largely considered a project who isnt ready to play in a regular-season game.As far as other injuries, Bowles said tests on defensive lineman Leonard Williams chest injury were negative. Right guard Brian Winters (shoulder) was still having tests conducted, and Bowles said the status of linebacker Darron Lee (left eye) was unknown.Game notes RB Matt Forte played despite having a torn meniscus in his right knee. He finished with 21 yards on four carries and one catch for 7 yards. Its something hes dealt with and hes had before and hes played with before, Bowles said. He said he felt OK to play some. He wanted to play, and knowing Matt and taking him at his word, we wanted to play him a little bit and spell Bilal (Powell), but not overdo it playing him. He felt good enough to play and he moved around well. Bowles added that the injury was not worsened by Forte playing. ... Bowles on if he is considering any changes to his staff after the season: Thats something well discuss after the season. Right now, we have two games to play. ... Bowles said RT Brandon Shell did OK in his first NFL start. Shell, a fifth-rounder this year, is the great-nephew of Hall of Famer Art Shell. He missed some things, but he played tough, he played hard and he did better than we thought he would, Bowles said. We helped him a little bit, but he held his own in there, too. I was pleased with what he did.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Merril Hoge Super Bowl Jersey . But the quarterback hopes to stay involved in football after officially calling it quits Tuesday. "Id love to look at those opportunities as they arise," Pierce said in an interview from his Winnipeg eatery. Jack Lambert Jersey . Clarke was injured while practicing on the Doha Golf Club range after the pro-am on Tuesday. The Northern Irishman arrived at the course on Wednesday hoping to start, but after hitting a few balls on the practice putting green Clarke advised officials he was not fit to play. http:///...wl-jersey-authentic/ . - After leading the Saints to a fourth playoff appearance in five seasons, Drew Brees expressed confidence in the direction of his team and, perhaps more importantly, showed a willingness to listen to contract proposals if the team needs his help getting under the NFLs salary cap. CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Nicolas Batum said he isnt planning to alter how he plays the game after signing a five-year, $120 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets.And thats just fine with coach Steve Clifford.Clifford said Batum doesnt need to put additional pressure on himself to score just because hes now the highest-paid player in Hornets history. He told him to play how he plays.You dont change the nature of how you play. I think guys get messed up with that, Clifford said. ... I dont think you try to reinvent yourself because the money changed. We gave him the money because he played so well. In my opinion he was an All-Star-caliber player last season when healthy.Batum was acquired in a trade with Portland before last season and turned out to be a gem for Charlotte, which won 48 games and tied for the third-best record in the Eastern Conference. Batum averaged a career-high 14.9 points and 5.6 assists while becoming one of the teams top three go-to options.Batum said hes learned from experience that its not worth putting pressure on himself just because he signed a big contract.He did in that 2012 after inking a four-year, $46 million deal to remain with the Portland Trail Blazers. While he still played well, he said it was pointless.I was a young guy at the time and I didnt know what to expect, Batum said. Now I know. I know what I have to go through right now. I know what the views of the media and the public will be. I know that, and Im good with it.For Batum, pressure no longer enters the equation because the Hornets trust him and believe in him.Its more relief than pressure, Batum said.The Hornets made re-signing him their No. 1 priority, offering the Frenchman a huge deal about an hour into the free-agency signing periodd. Greg Lloyd Steelers Jersey. Batum also received several offers from other teams shortly after the deadline, which he called flattering.The 6-foot-8, 200-pound Batum enters the season as Charlottes best all-around player and a favorite among teammates.Guys are so much more comfortable when hes out there on the floor because he makes it so much easier at both ends, forward Marvin Williams said.Williams said theres a naturalness to Batums game, and hes incredibly unselfish -- hes always looking for the better shot option.He likes to make the assist, and he likes to get everyone involved, Williams said. I think that is why so many people like playing with him. Its why I love playing with him.And why Clifford views him as irreplaceable.When Batum went down in the second half of last season with an ankle injury, the Hornets struggled to find their rhythm.Hes not a numbers guy to me, Clifford said. People can say, `Well, hes making this or hes making that (much money), but if he plays at the level he played at last year when he was healthy, we have a chance to be a really good team.The Hornets continue to work on 5-on-5 scrimmages extensively during practice as Clifford gets a feel for his team.But there were several key players missing on Thursday.Point guard Kemba Walker (knee) and center Cody Zeller (knee) remained out of practice while rehabbing from injuries. Guard Jeremy Lamb did not practice after stepping on a basketball and twisting his ankle, while Brian Roberts was held out after injuring his hamstring when he slipped on some water on the court. Clifford said he hopes to have Lamb and Roberts back in a few days. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 

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