"The good thing about playing the late game is you can spend as much time to heal as possible," Ryan said, referring to the 8:30 p.m. kickoff time. "We'll see what the doctors and trainers think and how Steve feels."
Though Ryan said he'll work "some guys out" Saturday, the coach said kicker Jay Feely will be the backup punter if Weatherford is unavailable.
"I don't really have much history. This is only my second year here," he said. "And to be honest with you, I don't think the Jets have much history at Giants Stadium - being that it's Giants Stadium. It's named after somebody else."
When asked if the name annoys him, Woody said, "A little bit, yeah. Playing in a place where it's named after another team is kind of annoying. But we're not even concerned with that . . . Right now our concern is the Cincinnati Bengals and the opportunity to be one of 12 teams to participate in the playoffs. That's our main goal."
DE Shaun Ellis (knee), sent home because of illness, is questionable. RB Shonn Greene (shoulder), QB Mark Sanchez (knee) and OL Robert Turner (knee) are probable. CB Donald Strickland (quadriceps) is out.