Rookie linebacker Mark Brown was one of the surprises of the OTA's At 6-0, 238 pounds with good quickness he is a Herman Edwards-type linebacker. He might have been undervalued in the draft process because he was hindered by a neck injury as a senior. He is now healthy . . .
The Jets are very happy with the progress of third round pick B.J. Askew. The fullback position in the Jets offense is very complicated role and the team is impressed with how fast Askew is picking up the system . . .
Rookie tight end Gabe Reid hurt his ankle in the OTA's . . .
Curtis Martin is still not 100 percent recovered from his two sprained ankles, and will be limited in training camp. However he should be fine for the opener. If there was a game this Sunday, he could play, but the Jets are going to be very careful with him throughout the summer.
"We have 48 practices, five preseason games before we play our first game," said Edwards. "He has a while yet."
Martin had to limit his legendary off-season workouts because of the ankles.
"I usually put myself though very strenuous workouts, but I couldn't this year," said Martin. "I just have to pay the price for playing on two sprained ankles this whole season."
The Jets were happy with the way the OTA's went, but Herman Edwards has no illusions about what successful off-season camps really mean.
"That is a great part about our league," said Edwards. "Everyone feels good after the OTA's. Ever coach will tell you how good they feel." . . .