FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Brett Favre walked with only a slight limp Thursday as the New York Jets quarterback continued to recover from a twisted left ankle.
The 38-year-old Favre, injured Monday night in New York’s loss at San Diego, had his ankle tightly wrapped and appeared to walk comfortably through the locker room before practice.
He took part in warm-up jogs and moved side to side well, and dropped back and threw with no noticeable discomfort in the half-hour of practice the media are allowed to watch. Favre took one awkward step on a handoff and appeared to grimace, but seemed fine afterward.
“He was able to get a little bit of action (Wednesday),” coach Eric Mangini said before practice, “and I think it will be a little bit more today.”
When asked if that included 11-on-11 drills, Mangini said: “Yeah, there’s a little bit of that and we’ll progress as he progresses.”
Favre wasn’t available to the media before practice, but said Wednesday that he was “doing everything I can to get ready” for the Jets’ game against Arizona on Sunday.
Favre has started 256 straight regular-season games, an NFL record for quarterbacks, and neither he nor Mangini has seemed concerned the iron man streak was in jeopardy.
Huard tired of losing
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City’s 12-game losing streak “is taking a toll on everybody,” says the weary-looking quarterback who’ll try to end the slide this week.
“It gets old. It’s tough,” said Damon Huard. “All we need is one win. You start with one.”
For the second time in three games, Huard will start at quarterback for the winless Chiefs on Sunday against the high-scoring Denver Broncos (3-0).
A career backup who’s had both good games and bad in a well-traveled 12-year career, Huard was benched last week while Tyler Thigpen got his first NFL start against Atlanta. But after three interceptions in a lopsided loss, Thigpen goes back to the bench and Huard gets elevated once again.
In the meantime, regular starter Brodie Croyle is not expected to return from an opening-day shoulder injury until mid-October and Huard admits he’s never been involved in such an unsettled signal-caller environment.