Training Camp

Jets training camp: first open practice

Admin - August 3, 2011

The New York Jets conducted their first open practice session on Tuesday, drawing a crowd of almost 3,000 people. Because of the post lockout rules the players did not have pads on, while all recent free agent signings did not participate in the drills at all. This meant that both starting wide receivers, WR Santonio Holmes and WR Plaxico Burress, were out. Burress spent quite some time talking to Tom Moore, who was recently signed as a consultant. Holmes, on the other hand, seemed pretty bored most of the time. WR Jerricho Cotchery did not suit up either, as he's still recovering from last season't injury.

With all three of his main receiving targets out, QB Mark Sanchez had no choice but to throw mostly to WR Patrick Turner and TE Dustin Keller. Turner made a few nice catches, but Sanchez did badly overthrow him in the end zone from just 10 yards. Keller had a 20-yard reception beating S Emanuel Cook who was with the starters because both S Jim Leonhard and S Eric Smith were out.

RB Joe McKnight had a pretty nice run up the middle and then another one on a screen pass. McKnight also stumbled once right after receiving a hand-off, instantly prompting a few fans to start talking what a bad draft pick he was and how the Jets should have kept Danny Woodhead instead.