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RICHMOND, Va. — Coming off an impressive performance in the first preseason game, New York Jets rookie Sam Darnold is poised to make his move up the quarterback depth chart.

Coach Todd Bowles adjusted his rotation in a joint practice Sunday with the Washington Redskins, giving Darnold the majority of the reps for the first time — an indication he might start Thursday night against the Redskins at FedEx Field.

Bowles said he hasn’t finalized his quarterback plans for the game, but the game plan going into training camp was to give their first-round draft pick a chance to start at least one preseason game, sources said.

Upset by what he considered a cheap shot on a teammate during a joint practice Sunday, Washington’s Trent Williams shoved a Jets player and a melee ensued. “We reacted how we reacted,” Williams said.

“It’s important to get him working and caught up with certain things defenses are doing,” Bowles said. “That’s more important than getting him reps with the first, second or third team.”

Darnold called his opening-night performance “a good little preseason debut.” He completed 13 of 18 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown,

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