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Moore: “I’m ready to go”

BRANDON MOORE, Guard Was a three-year starter and

BRANDON MOORE, Guard
Was a three-year starter and All-Big Ten player in college as a defensive tackle. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Brandon Moore confirmed what we all expected: he’ll play vs. Kansas City.

Despite not practicing all week, the veteran guard said he’s ready to go against the Chiefs. “It’s something you have to deal with. Been managing it well,” he said of his ailing hips. “The training staff has been helping me a lot and I really can’t complain in that regard.”

The biggest challenge, Moore admitted, is getting mentally prepared for game-day after being a bystander all week.

“It’s a little different,” said the veteran, who has played in 117 straight games during his nine-year career. “I feel a little odd not being out there at least moving around. I’ve been limited in practice before and maybe not taken as many reps in previous seasons from an injury or something, but never just completely being out for a whole week.

“It’s more mental, maybe more film and turning your brain on a little more than in the past and working through things in your head. I’ll get out there on Sunday before the game and go through everything on the field, warming up, and come back in and get back ready for the game.”

Mooresaid he doesn’t expect to miss as much practice time in the coming weeks, but he and the coaching staff have already discussed the possibility of him taking rest days each week, like LaDainian Tomlinson.

“We’ll come up with a plan and we’ll see how we go forward with it,” Moore said. “But it’s been talked about. We’ll see. I don’t think the rest of the weeks will be like this. But we’ll work that out.”

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Rex Ryan said no one officially is “out” for Sunday, but DE Mike DeVito (knee) did not practice Friday and is doubtful.

“I don’t see it,” the coach said of the possibility of DeVito playing. “But the guy is working his tail off to get out there.”

RB Joe McKnight (elbow) will be a game-time decision. That leaves the door open for rookie RB Bilal Powell, who will get an opportunity to play because “everybody is hurting,” said Ryan.

If for any reason Moore doesn’t look 100 percent before the game, Ryan said he’ll start Caleb Schlauderaf in his place.

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The Jets seemed in a particularly good mood Friday afternoon. One player queued up Tomlinson’s “LT Style Electric Glide” on an iPod and Darrelle Revis, Sione Pouha, Antonio Cromartie, Marquice Cole and Santonio Holmes each took turns getting their "glide" on.

Tomlinson didn’t seem to take offense to the playful ribbing. Instead, he demonstrated to Pouha how to do the “handoff” move.

It was sheer comedy people.

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