3 standouts and 2 duds from NY Jets first two training camp practices

Which players have made an impact in training camp so far?
NY Jets, Tony Adams
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The NY Jets have officially completed the first two practices of their 2023 training camp. While it's never wise to put too much stock into training camp performances, the summer does offer an opportunity for certain players to carve out roles.

Training camp is all about establishing position battles and fleshing out competitions at the bottom of the roster. It's a chance for players to make impressions — whether good or bad.

We'll be discussing both for the sake of this article.

The addition of Aaron Rodgers has made the Jets perhaps the most discussed team this offseason, and with "Hard Knocks" cameras following the team, there is certainly no shortage of attention coming their way.

Let's take a look at a few standouts and duds from the Jets' first two training camp practices of the summer.

Standout: Tony Adams, S, NY Jets

There has been no bigger standout for the Jets through the first two practices than Tony Adams. Signed as an undrafted free agent last year, Adams surprisingly made the 53-man roster and carved out a regular role on special teams.

The Jets are very high on Adams, and it's easy to see why. The Illinois product has been splitting reps at free safety with veteran Adrian Amos, and Adams made quite the impact on Friday.

The highlight of his day was an impressive leaping deflection on a deep ball from Aaron Rodgers to Mecole Hardman. Adams stuck with Hardman stride for stride and knocked the pass away just in time. If he doesn't make that play, Hardman likely walks in for an easy touchdown.

Adams has been very active in both run defense and pass coverage over the first two days of training camp. He has a real chance to win the starting free safety job.