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Thoughts and Observations: New York Jets Training Camp 8/11/13

By Alan Schechter

Aug 1, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) stretches during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

The Jets got back to work today, following their opening preseason game against the Detroit Lions. Here are some thoughts and observations from onlookers:

  • CHRIS IVORY IS STILL ALIVE: There actually was a Chris Ivory sighting this morning.  No, he didn’t participate in team drills, but he participated more than he has in quite some time.  Finally, a good sign on the Chris Ivory front.
  • VETERAN RUNNING BACK IS SIGNED: To help shore up the running back situation, especially with Goodson still MIA and nowhere to be found, the Jets signed Kahlil Bell.  In a limited number of carries for his career with the Chicago Bears, Bell has averaged 4.3 yards per carry.  Is this a sign that we aren’t going to see Goodson?  Hard to tell.
  • GENO IS OK: For anyone who was worried that Geno was going to fall behind in the competition for starting quarterback, relax.  The injury from Friday night was simple a mild sprain, and he was a full go at practice this morning.  Don’t worry Geno Smith fans.
  • MCINTYRE PRACTICES TOO: It seems that many of the injuries from Friday night weren’t as serious as people were concerned about, other than John Griffin of course.  Garrett McIntyre was back on the field, practicing with his teammates as well.
  • MAD MARTY: Not that we expected anything less, but it is great to see that Marty expects the best, even in practice.  Morhinweg was seen getting on the case of Braylon Edwards for not finishing a play.  Guys have to get it done in practice, whether they are veterans or rookies.
  • GENO SHARP DOWN DEEP: Writers took note of Geno Smith being sharp near the end zone, hitting Jeff Cumberland with a couple of TDs, as well as one to Konrad Reuland.  The competition is a full on go!