JetsCamp Report: Aug. 16 With Video

Complete report from the New York Jets training camp practice on Sunday, Aug. 16

FLORHAM PARK: The New York Jets took to the field Sunday for another fully-padded training camp workout before Monday’s day off.

Below you will find a complete recap from the day. Have a question? Shoot over a Tweet.

The walking wounded

The absences from practice were identical to those on Saturday. Defensive end Muahmmad Wilkerson (hamstring), receiverChris Owusu (concussion), receiver Devin Smith (ribs), cornerback Dee Milliner (wrist), quarterbackGeno Smith (jaw), running back Stevan Ridley (knee, PUP), linebacker Erin Henderson (knee), tight end Steve Maneri (hamstring) and tight end Jace Amaro (shoulder) all sat out.

During practice, cornerback Antonio Cromartie sat out a few places after bruising his hand. Defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson left early and did not return. Receiver Brandon Marshall left practice towards the end and did not return. Jets coach Todd Bowles did not have an update on Marshall’s status after practice.

Safety Calvin Pryor missed Sunday’s practice due to a death in the family. In his place, Jaiquawn Jarrett got additional first-team reps. Center Nick Mangold and offensive tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson were rested during the team portion of practice.

Offensive lineman James Brewer left practice with a stiff back.

One positive on the injury front: Owusu was on the practice field, while not in pads, for the first time since suffering his concussion.


For the first time all camp (on the field), the Jets got in a couple skirmishes. The first began when a pushing match broke out between offensive tackleBreno Giacomini and linebacker Quinton Coples. It was broken up quickly. The second was between center/guard Dalton Freeman and linebacker Jason Babin. Babin had Freeman pinned to the ground and a few extra shoves were thrown before several other players joined in.

After the second fight, Jets coach Bowles made the Jets run a set of five gassers/goal post drills.

Special Teams

The Jets worked primarily coverage and lane responsibilities. Not much to take away, other than Javier Arenas and Walter Powell got the majority of the reps as kick returners.


The Jets receivers and cornerbacks got together for another set of one-on-one’s Sunday, much to the delight of the crowd in attendance.

Receiver Eric Decker had a really impressive outing, catching two touchdowns. The first came on a beautiful adjustment to beat Buster Skrine, and the second when he simply out-muscled Antonio Cromartie.

Jeremy Kerley made a few catches; his most impressive was on a quick stutter-step to beat Curtis Brown on a slant. It was pretty.

Looking for a little redemption, Cromartie called out receiver Brandon Marshall to go at it for the final rep of the drill. It didn’t really go Cromartie’s way, as Marshall beat him on a goal line fade.


One-handed grabs a-plenty here as both tight end West Saxton and running back Bilal Powell used just one to make receptions. Sexton’s was a bit more impressive as he had to reach behind his body on a pass down the seam to make the grab.

Receiver T.J. Graham blew past Durrell Eskridge for what should have been a long touchdown, butBryce Petty missed him. Graham got redemption a few plays later when he beat Buster Skrine and Jake Heaps found him deep down the seam.

Team drills (11-on-11)

Safety Rontez Miles had a nice day, and it began with a tremendous pass deflection. Miles broke on a Bryce Petty ball for Quincy Enunwa and got there right as the ball did to swat it away.

Miles wasn’t the only safety to flash. Recently-signed Javier Arenas had the hit of camp when he de-cleated T.J. Graham on a deep in. Arenas came flying in from the secondary to rock Graham on a completely legal hit. That one brought the crowd to their feet.

Fun moment in camp: When the Jets practice on ‘Field 1,’ the bleachers are quite close to the action. As a result, the players can hear most of what the fans chant. On this particular play, Darrelle Revis and Brandon Marshall were matched up on the near side of the field and one fan yelled “Shut him down, Revis!” Apparently, Marshall didn’t like this very much, because he responded, “Not gonna happen!” The play began, Marshall ran a curl, Revis jumped the route and deflected the pass. Needless to say, the crowd went crazy.

Veteran defensive end Jason Babin had a nice day with a few pressures on Jets quarterbacks. Nose tackle Damon Harrison spent the majority of practice talking smack to whoever would listen.

Running back Bilal Powell had a long touchdown on a screen pass that energized the crowd. Cornerback Dexter McDougle had a would-be sack.

Offensive lineman Oday Aboushi struggled a bit today. He got away with a hold on Leonard Williams, but then committed a false start a few plays later.

On the final play of a two-minute drill (three seconds left) with the starting offense facing off again the second-string defense, Ryan Fitzpatrick connected with Eric Decker for the ‘winning’ touchdown. About 30 yards out, Fitzpatrick fired a pass to Decker at the 10. Decker caught it at his knees, got up, then lowered his shoulder to carry Dexter McDougle into the end zone.

Practice ended with a Buster Skrine interception. He jumped a Bryce Petty pass and wrestled it away from, I believe, Quincy Enunwa. Skrine has had himself a real nice camp.


The Jets have off on Monday before returning to practice on Tuesday.

Connor Hughes is the New York Jets beat writer for The Journal Inquirer and He can be reached on Twitter (@Connor_J_Hughes), or via email (

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