Blackwell tosses two TDs in Jets win

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets had no trouble keeping their starters healthy Thursday night. They barely used any of them.

Former USF standout Marquel Blackwell threw two touchdown passes, leading the Jets’ backups to a 17-9 victory over Philadelphia’s second- and third-stringers in the final preseason game for both teams.

Blackwell, the Jets’ No. 4 quarterback, was 7-of-12 for 111 yards. He tossed TDs of 8 yards to B.J. Askew and 39 yards to Jonathan Carter.

The former Bull split time with QB Todd Husak. Veteran QB Vinny Testaverde, the Jets starter, did not play.