Jets OTA: Revis and Sanchez Updates

It isn't often that Mark Sanchez and his knee isn't the source of non-stop attention and speculation at Jets' OTA but the return of All-Pro Darrelle Revis to the field meant that all eyes were on the Jets' star of the secondary.

The Jets held their final OTA session on Thursday underneath muggy and overcast conditions. All eyes were centered on #24 Darrelle Revis, who returned to the field this week after sitting out the OTA last week as part of his ongoing contract dispute with the team. Last week, Revis' agent told that he had "no comment" about the contract situation.

Revis was active in practice – he was the first one in line for drills and looked crisp with his footwork. The cornerback was the first one to lead in the cheers for the defensive unit, encouraging others to clap and get involved. Always a chatterbox, Revis enjoyed razzing Marquice Cole for his footwork and picking on rookie Kyle Wilson during drills. Not surprisingly, he was with the first team for the 7 on 7 and the 11 on 11 drills throughout the morning session.

If all eyes weren't on Revis, then they were on Mark Sanchez whose best day of OTA coincided with the most extensive work he's put in so far this off-season. In one of the first plays of the 7 on 7 session, Sanchez hit Jerricho Cotchery on a sideline route with a tight pass that just kept the receiver in bounds. The next play, he zipped in a tight ball to tight end Matt Mulligan that split two defenders. It was an impressive back to back performance by Sanchez who looked very mobile and at ease in the pocket.

Sanchez said that mini-camp is not only important psychologically and physiologically, but also for showing the team that he is back and healthy. His knee looked fine and it appeared that the brace he was wearing this week was less obtuse and cumbersome than the one sported in previous OTA sessions.

"You get some good chemistry and stuff with the receivers, which I need," Sanchez said after practice. "But you don't get the huddle stuff."

Sanchez said he feels "good, really good" and that if this was a game week, he is healthy and confident enough to play. He also noted that his comfort level with the team is more significant than during his rookie season last year.

"Last year, my head was spinning," Sanchez said.

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