The Jets new fullback, Jamar Martin, seems to be in horrible shape. The Ohio State- product says he's 260 pounds, but looks look more like 280. He had to jog around he field once for making a mistake, and he had trouble making it . . .
Safety Mondoe Davis is suffering from a left ankle injury, and was held out of practice on Monday. The injury is real bad news for the Delaware product because is attempting to move from safety to linebacker, and needs every rep he can get . . .
Cornerback David Barrett returned to practice on Monday after missing about a week with a groin injury . . .
There is no question that the Jets want rookie receiver Brad Smith, a former college quarterback, to throw some option passes. But he hasn't looked good throwing the ball this summer. For the second time in training camp, he attempted to throw a pass while rolling right, and the ball landed out of bounds. Perhaps it was his accuracy issues at Missouri that led to the position change . . .
Wide receiver Reggie Newhouse had another strong practice, including deep receptions on consecutive plays. On the first play, he caught a deep out from Chad Pennington, and then he hauled in a pass down the deep seam from Patrick Ramsey . . .
The Pennington pass to Newhouse was very impressive, considering the deep out is one of the most difficult throws for an NFL quarterback . . .
The Jets two main quarterbacks in Monday's practice were Ramsey and Brooks Bollinger, and they both looked good . . .
While safety Eric Smith is having a solid camp, one play in Monday's practice points out a weakness of his. Wide receiver Tim Dwight got way behind him on a deep out. Smith is terrific in run support, but in the open field, his stiff hips can hurt him when he has to turn and follow a wideout deep . . .
You have to wonder how good a fit Dewayne Robertson is as a 3-4 nose tackle. He had no tackles in Tampa Bay. The guys who took over for him in the second half were very active. Rookies Brennan Schmidt (Virginia) and Tui Alailefaleula (Washington) made a lot more happen than Robertson. Schmidt had two tackles, and Alailefaleula had three. Alailefaleula is a guy to keep an eye on. He's 350 pounds, but carries it very well. He has the perfect build and mentality for the 3-4 nose tackle job. He played offensive guard his last two years for the Huskies, but the Jets showed good vision by moving him back to nose tackle, the spot he played his first two years in college . . .
Third-year defensive lineman Dave Ball is seeing a lot of action in the starting lineup when the Jets play a 4-3 defense. He's being used as a defensive tackle . . .
The Jets had some center exchange issues in Sunday's practice, so Pennington and center Nick Mangold spent some extra time working together after Monday's practice . . .
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