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Matt Forte Aims to See Action in Jets' Third Preseason Game

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets running back Matt Forte has been battling a hamstring issue during training camp. He returned to the practice field on Sunday. Yesterday he indicated that he will be ready by Week 1 but also that he hopes to play in next week's preseason game against the New York Giants, one where the starters will see extensive action.

Normally I like seeing an aging back not taking any hits in preseason. This might be an exception, though. Forte has missed so much practice time that I don't think it would be a bad idea to get him out there to get into rhythm as long as he is on a pitch count.

The Jets play the Giants at MetLife Stadium on Saturday August 27 at 7:30 Eastern.