Mo Lewis continues to improve from his surgery. He was active in the last week of the OTA's. ``The doctor said I shouldn't have a problem this year,'' Lewis said . . .
The Jets held Santana Moss out of the last practice of the OTA's with a slight hamstring injury. It's become quite clear that Moss' hamstrings are always going to be an issue. This latest injury shouldn't be a problem though. The Jets held him just to be careful. If there was a game this Sunday, he would play . . . During two-a-day practices in training camp, the Jets are going to hold Curtis Martin to one practice a day. Martin doesn't love the idea, but he will have no choice. Coming off two severely sprained ankles, the Jets are taking no chances with their star running back who still isn't 100 percent. The Jets guess he is about 90 percent . . .
It's amazing how long the NFL is taking to rule on the Josh Evans appeal. "We are waiting for [a reporter] to call us and tell us what happened," joked Herman Edwards. It would be an absolute shock if Evans isn't suspended . . .
Kevin Swayne said he has gained 10 pounds. That is what he did last year when he went from 190 to 200 pounds in the off-season. So he basically has done the same thing again. Swayne has quite a battle on his hand to keep his #4 receiver job. Players like speedster Jon Carter, free agent Phil McGeoghan, rookie free agent Cecil Moore, former quarterback Tory Woodbury and a cast on many will be in camp trying to take his job. Two things could hurt Swayne. For one, he doesn't cover kick and punts. Most teams want their #4 receiver to be a factor on special teams. Also, the Jets want a big, physical wideout as their #4 and Swayne is more of a finesse receiver, even with the weight gain . . .
There are conflicting reports on the Jets interest in free agent quarterback Akili Smith. Edwards said on Thursday, "We made out pitch and now the ball is in his court." However, the Friday Newark Star-Ledger reported that the team is no longer interested . . .
The Jets think they will be fine at punter with Dan Strazynski, however you get the sense that their field goal situation has them a little uneasy. The top candidate for the job, Doug Brien, is coming off two seasons as a journeyman. He had brief stops in Tampa Bay, Minnesota and Indianapolis, but failed to land a full-time job. You have to wonder where his confidence is at right now. The Jets have two other placekickers in camp with former Colts Danny Kight and the Arena's League's top kicker in Clay Rush. It would be tough to envision the Jets going with one of those guys though. Kight has always been just a kickoff artist in the NFL and Rush has kicked in a league with way different kicking rules the last few years. It's still possible the Jets field goal kicker isn't on the team yet.