The team worked out two veteran quarterbacks on Tuesday - former Arizona Cardinal Chris Griesen and former St. Louis Ram Jamie Martin. The Jets want to add a quarterback who is a better #2 candidate than Brooks Bollinger and Todd Husek . . . Just like last summer's Philadelphia preseason finale, this year's contest will once again be the most important game of Alan Harper's life. Chester McGlockton was basically handed the backup three technique position without having to compete with Harper. So the Fresno State product needs to have a big game against Philadelphia to convince the team to keep five defensive tackles . . .
A key position to look at in the Philadelphia game is the 5th wide receiver job. The leading candidates right now are Phil McGeoghan and Jon Carter, who both had good practices Tuesday. Cedric James, who was signed last week, hurt his chances in Tuesday's practice with two bad drops . . .
John Abraham's back spasms have calmed down and he practiced on Tuesday and will play against Philadelphia . . .
One thing that can't be denied about Vinny Testaverde is he still has a powerful arm. He launched a perfect 50-yard bomb to Wayne Chrebet. He also had a couple of medium range rockets to Santana Moss . . .
The Jets will play McGlockton about 10 plays this week. He played 20 last week. He still looks like he needs to drop another 20 pounds . . . Ray Mickens will not play against Philadelphia because of a knee injury, so expect to a lot of Andrew Davison, who might be on the fence . . . The Jets are going to play Vinny Testaverde one series, and then hand the reigns over to Marquel Blackwell who will be followed in the second half by Husek. Bollinger won't play because of a knee injury . . . With both Marvin Jones (hamstring) and Kelvin Moses (ankle) out against Philadelphia, the Jets will start Kenyatta Wright at middle linebacker. He was actually cut the other day, but the team brought him back. While Wright will start this game, he likely won't make the team . . . This is a huge game for Wes Bautovich. With Derek Pagel out with an ankle injury, Bautovich needs a big game to convince the team to keep him on the regular roster over Pagel. However, no matter how Bautovich does, there is a good chance the team will add a veteran backup safety with Victor Green being the leading candidate.
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