Wayne Chrebet thinks that Washington is a better fit for Lavaranues Coles, even though he hated to see his friend go.
"Me and Laveranues Coles became real close last year," said Chrebet. "We were almost inseparable. We talked with each other through the contract negotiations. Washington's a better situation for him." That remains to be seen, but in the mean time, Chrebet and new Jet Curtis Conway, are working hard to improve their chemistry with Chad Pennington. "Me and Curtis were talking about getting our timing down with Chad," said Chrebet. "I told him I really only had 10 games with him last year. I'm still going through the process myself. That's why these OTAs are so important." .. . .
The Jets are in the early stages of contract negotiations with Dewayne Robertson's agent Hadley Engelhard. On Monday, members of the Jets front office took Robertson, his parents, and Engelhard out to dinner at Morton's Steakhouse . . . FB Shaun Bennett struggled in the first couple of practices in the OTA's. He fumbled handoffs in the first two practices . . .
The Jets continue to struggle on deep passes down the sideline. Pennington completed a deep pass in yesterday's practice, but it was out of bounds. This was a problem throughout last season. A number of go routes down the sidelines were completed out to bounds. The Jets need a lot of work on the deep ball. Santana Moss playing on the Jets new fast surface at the Meadowlands should be a big help . . .
LB Kelvin Moses had a pretty pass breakup over the middle on ball intended for Jon Carter. With all the talk about the Jets need for young blood at linebacker, Moses has become an afterthought, but he is a pretty good player. He has excellent strength (500 pound bench press) and speed (4.6 forty). Keep an eye on this guy in training camp . . .
The Jets have filed a lawsuit against the Meadowlands, complaining that they are being overcharged on their rent. The suit says the Jets were overcharged by $7.63 million since 1999. The Jets claim they are required to give the Meadowlands 15 percent of their ticket sales as rent, while the Giants play just 10 percent.
"We view the Jets as valuable tenants," said Meadowlands chief George Zoffinger said, "but we do have to act in the best interests of New Jersey taxpayers. This suit is an attempt to squeeze more taxpayers' money out of us at the same time they're trying to convince New York to build them a new $3 billion stadium."