Folk, New York's kicker last season, beat out Nick Novak, who was signed as a free agent in the offseason. Folk is 4 for 5 on field-goal attempts this preseason, while Novak was 2 for 2.
"I thought Folk's been kicking outstanding," Ryan said. "When we chart all our kicks, he's been absolutely outstanding. We feel great and, quite honestly, Nick Novak had a good camp. I think the competition was good, but clearly I feel that Folk's our guy."
Fullback John Conner was in a walking boot with a sprained left ankle and won't practice this week or play in the preseason finale Thursday night against Philadelphia. Ryan is hopeful Conner will be ready for the season opener on Sept. 11 against Dallas.
"He's an awfully tough kid," Ryan said.
Wide receiver Logan Payne has a dislocated left wrist that Ryan said appears will require surgery. Payne also was hurt against the Giants after a solid preseason, and he had a shot at making the team as a special teams contributor.
"I don't know how long he'll be out," Ryan said. "That's one of those things where once he has the surgery, we'll find out a little more about it when we go in."
Backup quarterback Mark Brunell (right calf) and offensive lineman Trevor Canfield (left knee) will not practice this week. Tight end Jeff Cumberland will be limited because of a left hamstring injury, and nose tackle Sione Pouha will also be limited with an injured left knee that has sidelined him the past two preseason games. Wide receiver Derrick Mason, who has a sore left knee, will be monitored this week.
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