The NY Jets completed their sixth official training camp practice of the summer on Wednesday. It was the team's second practice with pads as the Jets inch closer to the regular season.
Offensive tackle Mekhi Becton was held out due to discmfort in his surgically-repaired knee. Jets head coach Robert Saleh told reporters that Becton is day-to-day and that the team hopes to have him back out there on Thursday.
Meanwhile, wide receiver Allen Lazard remained sidelined with "leg tightness," while defensive end John Franklin-Myers left early with a minor groin injury. Tight end C.J. Uzomah did practice for the first time this summer after being officially activated off the PUP list.
That's the injury roundup for Wednesday's practice, but which players managed to stand out — for better or worse? Let's take a closer look at what happened on Wednesday.
Standout: Jermaine Johnson, DE, NY Jets
The Jets' defensive line has been dominant throughout training camp, and that continued with a six-sack performance on Wednesday. Of those six sacks, Jermaine Johnson tallied two of them.
Johnson toasted Max Mitchell and Carter Warren for a pair of would-be sacks. The 2022 first-round pick has been splitting reps with the first and second-team defenses — a strong indication that he's ready for a larger role this season.
Johnson looks leaner and faster than he did as a rookie as well. While the entirety of the Jets' defensive line has been impressive this summer, perhaps none have stood out more than Johnson.
It's going to be tough to secure consistent playing time in a loaded Jets defensive line rotation, but Johnson is making a strong case that he deserves a larger role in 2023.