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Woody was truly a game time decision

Damien Woody's status for Thursday's Thanksgiving night matchup

Damien Woody's status for Thursday's Thanksgiving night matchup with the Bengals remains up in the air. Photo Credit: AP, 2009

Wondering exactly when Damien Woody was given the green light to play?

"Right up until game time," the right tackle said standing in front of his locker following the Jets' 26-10 win over the Bengals. "Basically, I just didn't know. I just went out there and they put me through a little workout as far as movement and things like that. At the end of the day, they were like, Hey, tell us what you feel. Can you go?' And I just said I’m going to go, give it a shot and see how it feels and everything, and I'll worry about the rest later."

So when I asked Woody how he was feeling at that moment, he let out a hearty laugh.

"Rigtht now? Not too good," he said. "I'll wory about the rest later. But I'll be spending a lot of time in the trainer's room. I’ve got 11 days, so while everbody else is kind of enjoying their three days off, I'll be back on my grind in the training room again."

Rex Ryan, speaking earlier today on a conference call with us, sounded confident Woody would be just fine for their Dec. 6 matchup with the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.

"I know he got treatment last night, but he played," Ryan said. "That's generally a good indication. When you're able to complete a game, you'll probably be ready to go."

Ryan also suggested wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (groin) and cornerbacks Dwight Lowery (concussion) and Marquice Cole (hammy) should be available for that huge tilt in Foxborough.

"I think all of our guys are going to be ready to go for this game, so hopefully we'll be at full strength.


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