New York Jets Training Camp News And Notes
Mangold day-to-day- New York Jets center Nick Mangold left practice on Thursday with what is being called a stinger. The Jets are listing Mangold as day-to-day and the injury is not considered to be serious.
Cole returns- Defensive back Marquice Cole arrived at camp on Thursday after taking time to deal with a family matter. Cole will be competing with Kyle Wilson and Donald Strickland for playing time in the Jets secondary.
Jets waive 3- The New York Jets have waived LB Stafford Gatling, S DaJuan Morgan, and DT Carlton Powell.
Plaxico remains limited in practice- Wide receiver Plaxico Burress continues to be limited in practice as the Jets are being very cautious with his injured ankle. Rex Ryan offered this comment on the situation: “Well, I think what you got to do is, and there is a fine line where you’re getting the mental reps and all that—that’s probably the most important right now, where he gets caught up to speed with our system and things, and he’s doing great that way. I know it’s frustrating to him not be out there every snap, but he is starting to do some things. Those ankles, if you don’t get it healed, it can be a problem throughout the year. So, we’re going to make sure we get him back to where we think he’s 100% and then get him out there.”
Interesting comment by Keller- When asked about the the impact of Tom Moore, tight end Dustin Keller offered: “Yeah, he’s been great. Any time I mess something up or any of the specific things I kind of mess up on a little bit, I turn around, he’s right there on my back just letting me know about it.”
It appears that Moore has been making the players a little more accountable for their performance which could lead a guy like Keller to the Pro-Bowl.
J-Co signs with the Steelers- According to several published reports former Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery has signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cotchery will be a solid fit in a Steelers offense that already includes Hines Ward and Mike Wallace.
Starters to play 1 quarter vs. Texans- When pressed about how long the starters will play in the Jets first preseason game Rex Ryan offered: “We’ll see, but I would think around a quarter is what we normally play them. So I really haven’t put it down to paper yet, but generally that’s what you do. Whether they play that long, I’m not sure.”