HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -Jets coach Eric Mangini says he's leaning toward not playing quarterback Brett Favre in the team's preseason finale at Philadelphia.
Favre has repeatedly said he wants to play Thursday night, but also has said he wouldn't be too disappointed if Mangini decided otherwise.
Mangini said Tuesday he hadn't finalized his decision, but when again asked to clarify if he's thinking of not having Favre play, the coach responded: ``It would be safe to say that I'm leaning toward that.''
Many teams rest their starters in the fourth preseason game, using it to evaluate rookie free agents and others competing for a spot on the 53-man roster.
Favre went 9-of-12 for 96 yards in the Jets' 10-7 win over the Giants last Saturday.

Recent NFL Discussions

Handicapping 2017 Win Totals on Wed, May 2017 by Blade
2017 NFL Draft Grades on Sun, Apr 2017 by Blade
Betting the 2017 NFL Draft on Tue, Apr 2017 by Blade
NFL Draft Preview on Tue, Apr 2017 by Blade
2017 Heisman Odds on Wed, Mar 2017 by Blade

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail GM confident Falcons will sign Freeman Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff says he's confident that a deal with get worked out with running back Devonta Freeman.
Thumbnail Broncos' RB job open for competition The Broncos are set to have an open competition at running back for the 2017 season.
Thumbnail NFL Draft Prop Odds The 2017 NFL Draft gets underway later tonight. Here is a look at some of the featured prop odds for tonight’s first round.

NFL Team Pages