Pennington Ruled Out for Sunday
New York head coach Herman Edwards said Monday that QB Chad Pennington will not play this Sunday versus the Baltimore Ravens. Pennington, who suffered a strained rotator cuff on his right shoulder, was injured during the first quarter of the Jets’ loss at Buffalo. He received an MRI Monday that revealed no structural damage.
“He has to get strong,” Edwards said of Pennington. “That is what they are trying to do is get his strength back in it. And it’s week-to-week, and we anticipate anywhere between two and four weeks.”
Quincy Carter, whom the Jets signed on August 24th, assumes command behind center. The fourth-year pro compiled a 16-15 record as a starter in Dallas. Carter completed two of three passes for 66 yards in relief duty Sunday, including a 51-yard hookup with Santana Moss.
“I think Quincy came in and did a good job,” Edwards said. “I really did. I think he came in the game and got us to a score. He made a couple of plays with his legs. Obviously, he has a real strong arm. That’s why we brought Quincy here to be quite honest.”