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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Like all MLB teams, the Yankees will wear alternative jerseys this weekend, meaning they will have names on their backs and no pinstripes. Commissioner Rob Manfred, who grew up a Yankee fan, said, "Modern civilization is going to probably survive."

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Two weeks after ripping former Jets teammate Brandon Marshall, Sheldon Richardson was a man of few words today when asked about facing Marshall on Saturday in the annual Jets-Giants game. No doubt, he was instructed to avoid commenting on Marshall, who has a shoulder injury.

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Giants going day by day with OBJ, Marshall

Giants coach Ben McAdoo played it coy in his updates on injured wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) and Brandon Marshall (shoulder), saying both players would be evaluated daily.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Re: Michael Bowie -- The Giants are still working through the details. McAdoo needs more information from the other side of the building before Bowie can return. Bowie was charged with domestic abuse. His agent said after a thorough investigation there was never any physical contact, doesn't understand why district attorney is moving forward with case.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury update: RB Matt Forte (hamstring) participated in team drills for the first time since July 31, albeit on a limited basis. He said he hopes to play Saturday and he's confident he'll be ready for Week 1. This isn't as severe as last summer's hamstring injury, which he said involved a tear and required an injection. CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), TE Jordan Leggett (foot) and LB Darron Lee (illness) sat out, but the injuries aren't believed to be serious. DL Anthony Johnson (stinger) also didn't practice.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo: Odell Beckham "has an ankle" injury. They'll see how he does in treatment. Brandon Marshall's X-ray negative.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

If you arrived from outer space and landed at today's Jets practice, you'd draw this conclusion about their quarterback situation: They have no clue as to who will start. Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty split the first-team reps, with presumptive starter Josh McCown barely getting on the field. This looks like a Hackenberg vs. Petty day. Enough experimenting; it's time to settle on a lineup.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Some developments at Jets camp: RB Matt Forte (hamstring) is taking part in team drills for the first time since July 31. Mind you, this isn't a live practice; it's game plan-related so far. Also, all three quarterbacks have taken reps with the first-team offense. Notably not practicing: CB Morris Claiborne (undisclosed reason).

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets RB Matt Forte, who hasn't participated in team drills since July 31 because of a pulled hamstring, is running routes in positional drills. The sense I get is that he'll be ready for Week 1.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Plan is for Odell Beckham to undergo further tests on his ankle in a bit. There remains reason for optimism.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo said "if he can play, he'll play" on future preseason game for Beckham. Considering Giants basically play again in 4 days, seems highly unlikely.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The positives from Giants 10-6 loss to Browns were the defense and FG kickers. The negatives were the offense and injuries.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

On another note: Brandon Marshall getting x-rays on shoulder and Michael Hunter out with concussion.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants say x-rays on Odell Beckham Jr. were negative. He will be reevaluated in New York. It's being called an ankle sprain. Huge sigh of relief.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Odell Beckham back on sideline but not in uniform. Another positive sign.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Beckham was cleared for concussion. Ankle is the concern now. Thinking positively, he was able to jog off field on it.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Odell Beckham leaving for x-rays on ankle and being evaluated for concussion, per Lisa Salters.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Odell Beckham left the game with an apparent knee injury. He was hit low. Didn't appear happy with the hit and was in pain. Rolled up in a ball after jogging off field.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie took a series at free safety. Had never seen that before. Not even in practice.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Eli Apple not on list of players ruled out vs. Browns. Still wouldn't expect much though. Ruled out: WRs Dwayne Harris and Darius Powe, RB Shaun Draughn, LBs Mark Herzlich, J.T. Thomas and Keenan Robinson and OT Michael Bowie.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Expecting the Giants to run 5 WR screens, an end around to Odell Beckham, a few quick slants and screens to RBs. Not going to have Eli Manning sit back there and take hits on shots downfield.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from the Jets: "The New York Jets organization is very proud that Woody Johnson was officially sworn in today as ambassador of the United States of America to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. As previously announced, Christopher Johnson has taken over the role of New York Jets chairman and CEO."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets avoided the total solar eclipse by practicing indoors. In fact, they didn't even practice; it was just a 90-minute walk-through, ending at 2:30 ET. Afterward, some players went outside to view the eclipse with protective glasses. Todd Bowles said the eclipse had nothing to do with the change in practice plans. He said he wanted a light day to allow the team to recover physically from Saturday night's game.

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