Jets Tuesday Tidbits

News and notes on the New York Jets.

--QB Chad Pennington (fractured left wrist) had a hard cast put and should start rehabilitation in a few weeks. He remains with the team and is on the sideline during practice even though he's expected to miss at least another seven games.
   --FS Jon McGraw (concussion) has been practicing all week and will play against Miami.
   --DT Chester McGlockton got in on about 18 plays in the season opener and played well. He is expected to get in on about 25 plays this week to give the Jets' struggling run defense a boost.
   --TE Anthony Becht could be blocking even more this week as the Jets try to get their own running game going. Coach Herman Edwards half-jokingly talked about using a two-tight end set more often to give the running game as much chance as possible to work. The Jets did use Becht and Chris Baker at the same time on a few plays against the Redskins but it isn't likely to become a staple of their offense just yet.
   --LB Mo Lewis and the rest of the linebackers accounted for seven of the Jets' 10 missed tackles. Lewis looked particularly slow after a great training camp and will be watched closely. The Jets won't judge him on just one game but rookie Victor Hobson could see more playing time if Lewis continues to falter.
   --WR Santana Moss has shown the Jets he's a consistent and more than competent route runner. He's their best deep threat and the Jets are going to keep throwing to him. Once QB Vinny Testaverde gets his timing back, Moss could have some breakout games.
   --RB LaMont Jordan will continue as the short yardage back. Even though Curtis Martin struggled in the opener, the Jets won't consider putting him in that role as a way for him to get into a rhythm through more carries. Jordan's barreling style and physique have made him a solid goal-line and short yardage runner.


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