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CHREBET HAS SCREW PLACED IN FOOT

New York Jets receiver Wayne Chrebet underwent successful surgery on his left foot Saturday as doctors placed a screw in the foot to speed up the healing.

Chrebet was injured without being touched on a first quarter pass play in Friday night's 38-17 preseason victory over Minnesota. He is expected to be sidelined for six weeks after not missing a game for his first four NFL seasons.

"As he turned up the field, he started limping," coach Bill Parcells said. "It wasn't involved with anything where he was trying to make a defensive back do anything. What are you going to do?

"They put a screw in his foot. I'm glad they did that. It usually enhances the healing process and helps get the player back quicker. "

Parcells didn't blame the Giants Stadium carpet for the injury. It was the first preseason game played on the artificial surface after the grass was taken out Monday.

"A turf injury? I don't think so," Parcells said.

In other NFL news, the Washington Redskins cut sixth-round draft choice Jeff Hall, a kicker who helped Tennessee win the national championship last year, and 17 others. A terrible shank on a 23-yard field goal attempt in his first exhibition game sealed his fate with the Redskins. Brett Conway won the kicking job, beating out both Hall and Cary Blanchard.

Also, tackle Richmond Webb conceded defeat in his contract dispute with the Miami Dolphins and accepted an offer the team made in February.

The seven-time Pro Bowl tackle reported for practice Saturday after accepting a one-year, $3.45 million tender.

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