Standout: Jermaine Johnson, DE, NY Jets
What more is there to say at this point? Jermaine Johnson has been arguably the most impressive player for the Jets this summer. He continued his stellar training camp with another excellent performance on Tuesday.
Johnson beat second-year offensive tackle Max Mitchell for two would-be sacks of Aaron Rodgers during Tuesday's practice, adding to his growing total of sacks this summer.
There's a reason Johnson has been working almost exclusively with the first-team defense while Carl Lawson has been relegated to second-team duty. The Jets fully believe that Johnson is ready to take on a much larger role this season.
Lawson will absolutely be an integral part of the defensive line rotation, but Johnson is really pushing for that starting job. Given the summer he's had, it's hard to make a case against him.
Standout: Sauce Gardner, CB, NY Jets
Training camp practices aren't only for the back-of-the-roster players looking to make a name for themselves. Sometimes established stars remind everyone of just how talented they are.
That was the case with Sauce Gardner on Tuesday. Gardner and the Jets' cornerbacks have made life difficult for the offense this summer, and that trend continued in today's practice.
The reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year had a gorgeous pass breakup working against Corey Davis on one of the final plays of practice. Earlier in the day, he came down in run defense and sniffed out an attempted outside run by Michael Carter.
Gardner hasn't shown any signs of slowing down entering his second season in the NFL. He remains a cornerstone of this Jets' defense.