Jets QB Sanchez fullly practices; RB McKnight, WR Kerley sit

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Mark Sanchez is set to face the New York Giants, sore neck and all.

The New York Jets quarterback was a full participant in practice Tuesday, as expected, despite an injury he said was "similar" to the one that landed him on the injury report a few weeks ago. Sanchez was hurt Sunday when he was hit by Philadelphia's Jason Babin during the third quarter of the Jets' 45-19 loss to the Eagles.

"It's just been a little sore, and I've taken some good shots," Sanchez said. "It's just part of the game and you just keep going."

Sanchez took all but a few snaps Tuesday as the team prepares for its showdown with its New York-area rival. Jets coach Rex Ryan said Sanchez might have had a "stinger" or a "burner" but wasn't sure -- and the quarterback also said he was uncertain.

Sanchez has taken some hard hits throughout this season, but the one Sunday in which he was injured didn't appear to be violent.

"He might've gotten me in the right spot," he said. "I don't know."

Running back Joe McKnight, the NFL's leading kick returner, sat out with a separated right shoulder, and his status for the game Saturday was uncertain. He's also still recovering from a hyperextended elbow on the same arm.

Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (illness) and right guard Brandon Moore (hip) also didn't practice for the Jets. For Moore, who had offseason hip surgery, the plan is to rest on the first day of practice, do a little more the next day and be a full participant for the final session -- just as he did last week.

Defensive back Marquice Cole, safety Eric Smith and defensive lineman Mike DeVito all were limited with knee ailments.

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