Jets strength coach John Lott had the team run 14, 50-yard sprints during the practice. Lott believes that running is a good way to alleviate Jet lag. We will see if he is right. By the way, guess who ran all the sprints with the players - Edwards. He addressed the media after the practice drenched in sweat . . .
In the running drills, Vinny Testaverde was one of the first players to finish. He is in tremendous shape for a 39-year-old player . . .
The Jets continue to have bad luck with long-snappers. Matt O'Neal suffered a high ankle sprain in practice over the weekend and didn't make the trip. Dennis O'Sullivan also didn't make the trip due to a serious arm injury. However, Bobby Brandt's injured knee is now healthy enough to allow him to snap. Obviously James Dearth is the starting long-snapper barring injury, but the Jets want someone to platoon with him in the preseason.
Promising linebacker Mark Brown, who is nursing a pulled hamstring, didn't make the trip . . .
Jets owner Woody Johnson made the trip and addressed the media for the first time this summer. He said the Jets bid to get a new stadium on the Westside of Manhattan is not tied into the city getting the Olympics. Also he said the team would like to be in the new stadium before they lease wraps up with the Meadowlands in 2008 . . .
When the Jets got to the hotel, the players attended a security meeting with Jets director of security Steve Yarnell. He gave them some pointers on staying out of trouble in Tokyo . . .
Special teams coach Mike Westhoff didn't make the trip to Tokyo. His father passed away in Pittsburgh after a long battle with cancer. Herman Edwards along with linebacker coach Bob Sutton and defensive assistant David Merritt will handle special teams against Tampa Bay . . .
More from Tokyo tomorrow . . .
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