Watching tight end Doug Jolley in practice, you could see why he strugged as a blocker in Oakland. He's a thin-looking 250 pounds with a body not built for blocking. But he did look very good as a receiver in the first practice of minicamp. It looks like Chris Baker is going to be the tight end the Jets run behind the most . . .
Tailback Curtis Martin is still sore from his heavy workload last season, and was held out of practice. His soreness was one of the reasons he didn't play in the Pro Bowl . . .
Quarterback Chad Pennington feels his surgical shoulder will be fine by the start of the regular season. . .
Fullback Jerald Sowell ended his contract holdout, and reported to minicamp. He didn't look to be in great shape . . .
Rookie tailback Cedric Houston is receiving treatment for an overactive thyroid, and is being held out of the minicamp. It could be a while before he's back on the field . . .
With left tackle Jason Fabini being held out of practice due to an undisclosed medical issue, the Jets starting left tackle was Marko Cavka. He struggled. Remember he's a right tackle by trade. The Jets hope he can develop into a swing backup, who can handle either left or right tackle in a pinch . . .
Rookie kicker Mike Nugent made four of six kicks in his first practice, all from around 42 yards . . .
Rookie receiver Harry Williams flashed his excellent speed when he beat cornerback Oliver Celestin deep . . .
Jay Fiedler had a good first practice, hitting on a few deep balls . . .
With cornerback Donnie Abraham home considering retirement, and Ray Mickens still not 100 percent healed for a knee reconstruction, the Jets starting cornerbacks were David Barrett and Andrew Davison, who spent last year on the team's practice squad. Davison had a rough practice. There is a good chance Mickens will be the Jets starting left cornerback this year. Mickens is close to 100 percent, but the Jets are just holding him out of minicamp as a precaution . . .
The Jets new offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger lived up to his reputation as a taskmaster in his first practice, yelling at several receivers, and dropping a few f-bombs. From the looks of the first practice, the Jets are going to throw the ball deep a lot more this year . . .
Wide receiver Laveranues Coles walked with a noticable limp at practice. You have to wonder if his problematic big right toe is still bothering him. But it didn't seem to be a problem for him while running routes . . .
The Jets have both starting offensive tackles from the 2004 Troy State team in camp - Henry Tellis and Charles Thomas . . .
Former Cleveland Browns linebacker Barry Gardner is being held out of minicamp because of a shoulder injury that he is still rehabilitating . . .
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