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Steve Weatherford cleared; Braylon Edwards misses practice

Some good news on the injury front for the New York Jets.  Punter Steve Weatherford was cleared to play this weekend against the San Diego Chargers.  Jay Feely had to take over the punting duties last week against the Cincinnati Bengals.

New York Jets punter Steve Weatherford has passed a stress test and should be fine for Sunday’s playoff game at San Diego.

Weatherford missed last weekend’s victory at Cincinnati because of a rapid heartbeat. He says he will require a surgical procedure after the season. He also had surgery when he was 16 for the problem.

The 27-year-old Weatherford says the condition is related to “the electrical setup of the heart” and has nothing to do with physical exertion.  He underwent tests Monday and practiced Tuesday.

In other news, Braylon Edwards missed practice today.  He pleaded no contest and received probation in Cleveland from charges stemming from an incident outside a nightclub. Hopefully he can put that situation behind him and not have it serve as a distraction.  This way he can focus on catching passes.

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