FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Plaxico Burress tweaked his lower back in practice Tuesday, but says it’s no big deal other than “a little soreness.”
The New York Jets wide receiver, who made his preseason debut Sunday night, says he’ll play Saturday against the Giants, his former team. Burress was injured while going up for a pass, but says bumps and bruises are to be expected since football isn’t “badminton.” He adds football “is not like walking into a 7-Eleven and buying a Slurpee.”
Coach Rex Ryan says he expects Burress to play.
Burress was limited until last week because of a sprained ankle that has since healed.
Also, backup quarterback Mark Brunell (right calf), offensive lineman Trevor Canfield (left knee) and tight end Jeff Cumberland (hamstring) won’t practice and likely won’t play Saturday.