Jets' Fitzpatrick fully practices, Giacomini sits again

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick fully participated in practice after being limited Wednesday because of a sore thumb, elbow and lower back.

Neither Fitzpatrick nor coach Todd Bowles were concerned about the quarterback's availability for the Jets' game at Buffalo, but it eased any potential doubts to see him take part in all drills Thursday. Fitzpatrick's left thumb was surgically repaired last month after he tore a ligament, and he also dealt with soreness in his right elbow and back.

Meanwhile, right tackle Breno Giacomini (ankle) sat out practice for the second straight day. Giacomini, whose right ankle and foot were tightly wrapped, says he believes he'll be ready to play. Brent Qvale is his backup.

Running back Bilal Powell (ankle) and tight end Kellen Davis (foot) also sat out.

---

AP NFL websites: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.