Bryce Petty Gets His 1st Jets Start vs. Rams


Today the Jets will turn to Bryce Petty.

With Ryan Fitzpatrick's knee sprain from Sunday's game at Miami still a concern, head coach Todd Bowles will start Petty, the second-year QB out of Baylor, under center against the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium this afternoon.

Petty, who got his first pro regular-season action for four plays against the Dolphins, will now get his first start for the 3-6 Jets against the 3-5 Rams.

Fitzpatrick will be active and available to play. Rookie QB Christian Hackenberg will be inactive again for the 10th time.

Petty will be taking snaps from C Wes Johnson, with Nick Mangold sitting out his third game with an injured ankle.

Also available for the Green & White effort will be first-round rookie LB Darron Lee, who had missed the last three games with an ankle sprain.

And CB Dexter McDougle, signed from the practice squad this week, is active in a secondary that won't have Marcus Williams (ankle) and will have Buster Skrine on a sore knee that had him questionable for this game.

The Jets' full inactive list:
■ QB Christian Hackenberg
■ WR Devin Smith
■ CB Marcus Williams
■ LB Bruce Carter
■ T Brandon Shell
■ C Nick Mangold
■ LB Josh Martin

Bowles' captains for this game are DL Steve McLendon, S Marcus Gilchrist, LT Ben Ijalana and C Wes Johnson.

The Jets are wearing their green jerseys and white pants for the Rams. It's the first time they've worn green/white this season and the second time they've worn green jerseys after posting their win over the Ravens in green/green three weeks ago. The Jets have won their last six games in green/white, including all five last season in Bowles' first season at the helm.

The referee today is Ed Hochuli. It's the veteran ref's 22nd Jets game since 1993. Among the Jets' games he's officiated were the 1998, 2004 and 2010 playoff games, at Denver, San Diego and Pittsburgh respectively, and this year's first victory in Game 2 at Buffalo.

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