"There's a lot of 'ifs' right now, but I made the right decision coming here," said Fiedler. "There is no way you could foresee what was going to happen in the future." . . .
Jets defensive tackle Dewayne Robertson, who is battling a cartilage issue with his left knee, says the injury won't impact how long his career lasts.
"My knee won't have anything I do with how long I play," said Robertson.
Robertson said his knee condition, which has rendered his left knee essentially bone-on-bone, will not have a negative effect on his game this year.
"I'm good," said Robertson. "I'm ready to play football this year."
And even though the condition has existed since college, Robertson said it wasn't an issue last year.
"My knee didn't bother me last year," said Robertson.
But the Jets have to be very concerned about a 23-year-old player, who is already dealing with a bone-on-bone issue in his knee. That usually happens to much older players. Former Jets defensive tackle Joe Klecko dealt with that at the end of his NFL career . . .
Herman Edwards hinted on Sunday that Kerry Rhodes as a chance to start at strong safety this year. Rhodes had another good practice on Sunday. He had a nice defensed pass on a square out to tight end Joel Dreessen . . .
Edwards said defensive tackle Tim McGill, who had a sack against Detroit, might be the most powerful player on the team. But McGill needs to work on his footwork. He's not very good at changing directions . . .
Rookie free agent linebacker Mondoe Davis really got the coaches attention against Detroit with an interception and his play on special teams . . .
Rookie running back Cedric Houston, who fumbled against the Lions, was issued a warning by Edwards.
"If you put the ball on the ground, they are going to come after you like sharks," said Edwards.
But Houston is virtual lock to make the team since he's a draft pick. It really doesn't matter how well the free agents behind him perform. Most NFL training camps aren't an even playing field . . .
Cornerback Ty Law, who signed last Monday, still hasn't practiced with the team. He continues to workout privately with the team's strength coach, Markus Paul . . .
Quarterback Chad Pennington will likely practice twice on Monday, for the first time in training camp. Pennington seems to get better as practices progress as his surgical shoulder warms up . . .
The ankle surgery for linebacker Darrell McClover has been pushed back until Monday. He broke his ankle against Detroit on Friday night. The Jets are not saying how long McClover will be out, but in the same game, Detroit fullback Cory Schlesinger suffered a similar ankle injury, and the Lions are saying he will be out 6-8 weeks . . .
Fullback Jerald Sowell hurt his ribs against Detroit, and it's unclear how long he will be out . . .
Ryan Myers is currently the backup strongside linebacker, and Mark Brown is backing up in the middle . . .
Wideouts Jonathan Carter and Wayne Chrebet, along with safety Andre Maddox are all still battling hamstring injuries. Chrebet returned to practice on Sunday, but Carter and Maddox didn't work . . .
Cornerback David Barrett seems to have something wrong with his left ankle. It was heavily wrapped . . .
Defensive line coach Denny Marcin continues to ride defensive tackle Sione Pouha hard. On short touchdown run by Houston, Pouha got tied up in traffic, and failed to make the play.
"Get off the block, and make the play," Marcin yelled.
Some people thought Pouha had motor issues at Utah, so the Jets are trying to prevent that from happening on the pro level . . .
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