Sanchez not on Jets' injury report after concussion tests

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Mark Sanchez was shoved, knocked around and slammed to the turf by the Dallas Cowboys, and he has the bumps and bruises to prove it.

"I feel good," Sanchez said Wednesday after he was a full participant at practice and didn't appear on the Jets' injury report. "Felt like we just had a physical game, and the training staff just wanted to be extra cautious and make sure I'm doing well, especially at the beginning of the season so I can make it through the long haul."

The Jets' season -- and Super Bowl hopes -- might depend on that. They need their franchise quarterback healthy and know they need to do a better job of protecting Sanchez. He was sacked four times by the Cowboys on Sunday night and hit almost a dozen times in a 27-24 victory.

"We all saw that he took some hits, so everything that we did was more precautionary," Jets coach Rex Ryan said. "I'm happy to report that he passed with flying colors."

Meanwhile, linebacker David Harris sat out practice Wednesday because of a toe injury, but Ryan said that the team isn't concerned and "expects him back" to practice before Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Harris had eight tackles against the Cowboys.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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