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'Beefy' Zach Wilson and 4 early takeaways from NY Jets OTAs

NY Jets, Breece Hall, Sauce Gardner, Garrett Wilson
NY Jets, Breece Hall, Sauce Gardner, Garrett Wilson / Chris Pedota/NorthJersey.com / USA TODAY
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The NY Jets officially kicked off the OTAs portion of their offseason workout program this week with the first practice open to media taking place this past Tuesday.

This is the first opportunity the Jets have had to get a look at the team's new-look roster in its entirety following the conclusion of rookie minicamp earlier in the month.

Of course, OTAs are voluntary and non-contact, which is why it's never wise to put too much stock into really anything that happens. Teams primarily hope to escape injury-free and establish a bit of chemistry with the new members of the roster.

Still, there are at least a few minor takeaways from OTAs to this point. Let's take a look at a few of them.

4. The NY Jets had 'outstanding' attendance

As a whole, the Jets were very pleased with the crop of players that showed up for OTAs. While no official record has been kept of every player in attendance, there were only a few noticeable absences.

Mekhi Becton is probably the most noteworthy as he and his girlfriend celebrated the birth of their first child earlier in the week. The Jets have reiterated their support of Becton and look forward to him rejoining the team in the near future.

Other absences include the likes of George Fant and Carl Lawson who are both rehabbing from injuries. Fant had a knee scope in the offseason while Lawson is still recovering from his torn Achilles.

The Jets expect both Fant and Lawson to be ready for training camp in July, although their statuses are worth monitoring over the coming weeks and months.

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