On the latest depth chart released by the team to the media, Johnathan Reese is listed as the second string tailback, and Lamont Jordan is still number three . . .
The Jets signed tight end Tony Donald to their practice squad on Wednesday. He was a college linebacker at Western State (CO), whom the Green Bay Packers converted to tight end last summer. He spent some time on their practice squad and then was sent to NFL Europe. He still needs a lot of development at tight end, but with his excellent size (6-3, 250) and speed (4.6), he's worth taking a flyer on. Plus he's comfortable in the West Coast offense having spent the last year with the Packers organization . . .
As of Monday, Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson still wasn't sure if he was going to coach on the sideline or the press box. Perhaps his good friend, Marvin Lewis, the Cincinnati Bengals head coach, let the answer out on Wednesday during his conference call with Jets writers.
"Since he's down on the sidelines now, the players better do it right or he may get them by the throat," said Lewis . . .
Expect Henderson to attempt to put a lot of pressure on the Bengals inexperienced starting quarterback Carson Palmer, but this might be easier said than done. The Bengals have a very good offensive line, including a pair of first round tackles in LT Levi Jones and RT Willie Anderson.
When asked if he expected the Jets to put a lot of pressure on Palmer with their attacking style of defense, Lewis had an interesting response.
"That is up to us," said Lewis. "That's not up to Donnie, that's up to us." . . .
There were other teams in the running for cornerback Terrell Buckley, prior to his decision to sign with the Jets on Tuesday. At the end, the Jets beat out the Dallas Cowboys for his services . . .
Wayne Chrebet (quad) was upgraded to probable, and practiced on Wednesday.
We hear Chrebet said to a friend this week, "I'm not going to miss the opener." . . .
With their attacking style of defense, the Jets secondary could have a lot of interceptions this year, especially since they now have two of the most prolific interceptors of the modern era in Buckley and Donnie Abraham on their roster. Buckley has 47 career picks and Abraham has 36 . . .
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