Brunell out vs. Texans

Jets backup QB Mark Brunell, with an injured finger on his left (throwing) hand, won't play Monday night against the Houston Texans.

Mark Sanchez will start and play about a quarter. Next in will be rookie Greg McElroy, a seventh-round pick from Alabama. Drew Willy, a first-year free agent, will be available for mop-up duty.

It's believed that Brunell, 40, was injured Saturday in practice. The team hasn't commented on the nature of the injury.