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Weatherford should be able to punt vs. Chargers

Looks as if Jay Feely won't have to do double duty this week.

Punter Steve Weatherford had an irregular heartbeat just before kickoff Saturday, forcing placekicker Feely into emergency punting duties, but Rex Ryan said Sunday that Weatherford should be good to go against the Chargers. He is expected to practice Tuesday when the Jets begin preparing for Sunday's AFC divisional matchup.

"I think it was a shock to all of us," Ryan said. "He was punting well in pregame warm-ups. He came in the locker room, and all of a sudden . . . He gets excited for games and this has happened to him before. But it's always gone down. It just never went down. So he brought it to our trainer's attention. Clearly, we weren't going to put him out there in those circumstances, but we feel pretty good about it.

"Everybody seems like it's a thumbs-up for him to be able to work on Tuesday."

Catching up with Braylon

Braylon Edwards dropped what would've been a 41-yard touchdown pass near the end of the first quarter. It was the third potential TD Edwards has failed to catch in the last six games.

"I don't know if it's a mental thing right now or what, but we've got to get him right," Ryan said. "I'm expecting him to have a huge game. Forget the drops. Every receiver has some drops. I really think he's going to have a bust-out game where it's going to be one of those three-touchdown games. I hope it's sooner rather than later."

Extra points

LB Bart Scott (ankle) might be limited in practice, but Ryan expects him to play . . . RB Thomas Jones (34 yards, 15 carries) wore a brace to protect a knee bruise . . . Ryan on getting advice on the Chargers from his twin, Rob, the Browns' defensive coordinator: "I'll probably do the exact opposite of what he recommends.'' . . . Ryan gave the players Sunday off.

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