The Bergen Record reported that defensive end Eric Hicks left the Giants game with an leg injury. Jets Confidential has learned that it wasn't serious. He was kicked in the leg by Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, and never returned to the game. But on Monday he was doing fine, and practiced . . .
Cornerback Andre Dyson continues to hobble around with some kind of leg injury. He has to be considered a question mark for the Jets opener against New England. Cornerback Justin Miller's hamstring seems a lot better, and he has returned to practice. Miller should be ready to go in the opener, which will help the Jets in the secondary and on special teams.
The team tried Brad Smith at kick returner last week, but he's not in Miller's class (very few people are). Smith needs to do a better job of following his blockers and running North-South more . . .
The Jets personnel department is going to have some really difficult decisions to make on the final cutdown. One position that is going to keep Mike Tannenbaum up at night is tight end.
Obviously starter Chris Baker and long-snapper James Dearth are locks. Sean Ryan is the leading candidate for the other tight end spot, if the Jets just keep three. However, both Jason Pociask and Joe Kowalewski have flashed this summer, and both might have more of an upside than Ryan. If the Jets cut either Pociask or Kowalewski, they might regret that decision one day. Both guys look like they can play in the league.
It's possible the Jets will try to put one or both on the practice squad, but that could be a risky proposition . . .
The Jets release of DT Zarnell Fitch on Monday is another example of why NFL Europa was a flawed project. How do you expect a 330 pound DT to play a full season in Europe, and then come back to the United States, and look good in two-a-days. That scenario is just too physically demanding.
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