Training Camp

Sanchez bounces back in morning session

Admin - August 20, 2009

Rookie QB Mark Sanchez had a good practice session this morning completing 7 of 14 passes with 2 touchdowns, both TDs to WR Brad Smith. QB Kellen Clemens took a step back, completing 4 of 7 with 2 interceptions. So, it looks like Sanchez is back on top again but the question is for how long, as both have been really inconsistent. The Monday Night game against the Ravens should help determine the starter.

Injured NT Kris Jenkins and OT Damien Woody spent the session working out on the sidelines, while OG Alan Faneca was out. CB Donald Strickland broke his toe in several places and could be out until the season opener. CB Dwight Lowery, who started in several games last season, will replace him as the nickel back.

CB Rashad Barksdale has really picked it up in recent practice sessions, intercepting Sanchez yesterday and Clemens this morning. Barksdale, 25, is a second year player who played in 6 NFL games in 2007 for the Kansas City Chiefs. He made 2 tackles (1 solo) in the preseason game against the Rams.

NT Sione Pouha got injured this morning. While the injury is not believed to be serious, the Jets now have both starting and backup NT out with injuries.