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7 storylines to watch at NY Jets mandatory minicamp

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4. Can Lamarcus Joyner hold on to his starting job?

The Jets don't have as many true position battles this summer as they have in the past, but one starting job that could be up for grabs is the starting safety spot opposite Jordan Whitehead.

At the moment, veteran Lamarcus Joyner is the presumed favorite, and it would likely take some significant summer developments for him to lose his spot. But it's not a guarantee.

Joyner sat out most of OTAs allowing second-year defensive back Jason Pinnock to make the most of his snaps. Pinnock has impressed this spring and could push Joyner for his starting job if he continues his development.

Don't count out someone like Ashtyn Davis making an impact either. Davis was one of the stars of OTAs and is another younger player looking to carve out a role. This should be a fascinating position group to watch.

3. The NY Jets' tight end rotation

There really wasn't much to speak of as it pertained to the tight end rotation during OTAs. With C.J. Uzomah and Jeremy Ruckert nursing minor injuries, it was the Tyler Conklin show.

Conklin's stock is on the rise following an OTAs period that saw him emerge as an early favorite target of quarterback Zach Wilson. The free-agent signing looks well on his way to becoming a fixture in the Jets' offense.

But if Uzomah and Ruckert (more so the former) can get on the field for minicamp, it should be very interesting to see how the Jets choose to divide their snaps at the position.

Uzomah was the presumed favorite to "start" going into the spring, but Conklin has turned some heads. It remains to be seen how the Jets will split up playing time when both are healthy.

Minicamp could provide us with the answer.

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