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Brandon Marshall is 13 pounds lighter and feeling like a winner

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15)

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) prior to the Philadelphia Eagles at the New York Jets on Thursday Sept. 3, 2015. Credit: Lee S. Weissman

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Brandon Marshall never felt better.

The Jets receiver said Monday that he's now at his rookie playing weight, 230 pounds -- 13 pounds lighter than he was at the beginning of the offseason. So what's his secret?

The 21-day Fix Diet, he said.

Marshall said he and his wife spotted the TV infomercial while vacationing in St. Bart's and immediately were intrigued. His wife has lost about 20 pounds, he said.

"I heard Michael Strahan, in his Hall of Fame speech, say when you get older, you've got to lose a little pounds," Marshall, 31, said while sporting a "South Shore LI-NY" cap. "I think they say every pound equals five pounds of pressure on your joints . . . The better you take care of your body, you put yourself and your team in a better chance to win."

Petty ready?

Todd Bowles has no choice but to be confident that rookie Bryce Petty can be the Jets' No. 2 quarterback, at least for this week. "He has to be," he said. "We only have two, so he's going to remain [the] '2' until Geno gets back. Then he will slide to No. 3, barring any injuries."

Bowles said it's possible the Jets will sign another quarterback. But that likely won't happen until after Week 1, when veteran salaries aren't guaranteed.

Party like it's 1941

Bowles is basking in the glow of Temple's 27-10 beatdown of Penn State. "I'm celebrating all week," said Bowles, who played for the Owls from 1982-85. The win snapped a 39-game winless streak against the Nittany Lions that dated to 1941.

Jet streams

Devin Smith (ribs) won't play against the Browns, but Jeremy Kerley (concussion), Calvin Pace (groin), Lorenzo Mauldin (knee) and Erin Henderson (knee) will.

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