If you have any questions about Chad Pennington's arm strength following two shoulder surgeries, ask David Barrett. Pennington threw an incomplete pass out of bounds, and the ball dented the cornerback's BMW . . .
None of the Jets quarterback's participating in the two-minute drill at the end of the afternoon practice distinguished themselve. Four consecutive drives ended in interceptions in the red zone, one by Brooks Bollinger, two by Kellen Clemens and one by Pennington . . .
One thing is quite clear watching the mini-camp, Clemens has the best arm of any quarterback on the team. He threw a couple of more impressive balls in the afternoon practice. He completed a perfect strike to tight end Joe Kowaleski, a rookie free agent out of Syracuse, in the corner of the end zone. In the two minute drill, he threw a bullet over the middle to wide receiver Reggie Newhouse, a rookie free agent out of Baylor . . .
LB James Enzor (Cincinnati) along with running back Derrick Blaylock and defensive end Shaun Ellis were held out of the afternoon practice leg ailments. They were all seen riding the bike on the sidelines. Also held out of practice was 6-9 offensive tackle Ed Blanton, a rookie free agent out of UCLA. He has an indisclosed illness . . .
Former Ram, Jet, Giant and Patriot linebacker Roman Phifer was in attendance at the afternoon practice, but it wasn't for a tryout. He said he can't play anymore due to a knee ailment. He was in town to visit some friends on the Jets coaching staff . . .
When players make mistakes in practice, they are forced to jog around the entire field . . .
Coach Eric Mangini will not confirm what part of center Trey Teague's leg is injured.
"I'm not going to discuss the specifics of any injury or give a timetable," said Mangini. "This the policy moving forward."
According to an NFL source, the injury is a severe ankle injury.
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