Kendall currently the backup center

The last two practices, Pete Kendall has been serving as the team's backup center. The reason for this move is pretty easy to figure out.

No, it has nothing to do with his contract dispute. Some people thought this move might have been another punishment for the disgruntled Kendall.

No, it's not about "position flexibility" as Eric Mangini is always preaching.

Actually, the decision to move Kendall to backup center is just good business.

The Jets former #2 center, Wade Smith, is having major problems with the center-quarterback exchange, especially in the shotgun formation.

In the Monday morning practice, Smith sent a shotgun snap way over the head of Kellen Clemens. This wasn't the first time this has happened during the summer. It's happened a handful of times. During the preseason game against Atlanta, Smith and Clemens also had a couple of exchange issues.

Smith has been spending extra time working on his snapping, following practice, with Jets assistant offensive line coach Mike Devlin, but it doesn't seem to be working.

Kendall has center experience from his time with Arizona, and also in 2005, with the Jets, after Kevin Mawae was injured.

The bottom line is this - Kendall is a better center than Wade Smith, especially since the latter is having Rick Ankiel-type issues with his snapping.

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