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Jets' Moore has procedure, will play

08/28/2012 6:38 PM ET
By The Associated Press

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- New York Jets right guard Brandon Moore had a ''minor procedure'' and will sit out practice this week, but will be ready for the team's season opener against Buffalo on Sept. 9.

Team spokesman Bruce Speight did not clarify the nature of the procedure, which had been previously scheduled, since teams aren't required to put out injury reports until the regular season begins. Moore, who has had some hip issues in the past, was not at practice Tuesday.

Running back-kick returner Joe McKnight was also excused from practice for what the team called ''personal reasons.''

Coach Rex Ryan expects wide receivers Santonio Holmes (rib, back), Jeremy Kerley (hamstring) and Chaz Schilens (ankle) to be ready for the opener. Ryan says safety Eric Smith (hip) is ''our biggest question mark.''

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