Favre listed as questionable, but expected to start despite ankle injury

Updated: September 26, 2008, 9:52 PM ET
Associated Press

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Brett Favre was listed as questionable Friday for the New York Jets' game against Arizona with a sore left ankle, but is expected to start against the Cardinals.

The 38-year-old quarterback twisted his left ankle Monday night in New York's loss at San Diego. His ankle was tightly wrapped, but he appeared hardly hobbled during the half-hour of practice the media were allowed to watch Friday.

"I felt pretty comfortable a few days ago," coach Eric Mangini said of Favre's progress. "He hasn't missed many games in the last however many years."

Actually, Favre has started 256 consecutive regular-season games, an NFL record for quarterbacks, and neither he nor Mangini has seemed concerned the streak is in jeopardy.

With heavy rains drenching the area, the Jets held practice in their new fieldhouse for the first time. While special teams drills were the focus at the beginning of practice, Favre was at the far end of the field with the other quarterbacks and wide receivers going through light drills.

Favre was listed as limited at practice on the team's injury report for the third straight day, but his limp has decreased significantly since Monday night.

Meanwhile, nose tackle Kris Jenkins' balky back has also improved steadily throughout the week and Mangini also expects him to play Sunday. Jenkins missed most of the game against the Chargers and didn't participate in full practice activities Wednesday. He was limited Thursday and Friday, and was listed as questionable.

"I expect him to be ready to go," Mangini said.

Mangini said cornerback Justin Miller is also improving after missing the team's first three games with a foot injury. Miller was also questionable and could be a gametime decision.

Reggie Hodges is out with a strained left thigh, meaning Ben Graham will handle the punting duties for the second straight game after being cut and then re-signed a few days later following Hodges' injury. Kicker Mike Nugent is still out with a strained right thigh, so Jay Feely will start for the third consecutive game.


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