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10 Practice Takeaways

The Offense Hit on Some Big Plays, Two Rookie DBs Are Making Strides

Offensive POD: Eric Decker had 1,027 yards receiving last season, but his longest reception was 35 yards. Decker hopes more chunk plays are on the way in 2016 and that very well could be the next step of the offense's evolution. On Sunday, Decker was on the receiving end of a 60-plus yard toss from Ryan Fitzpatrick. Decker got a step on CB Dee Milliner and S Rontez Miles wasn't able to prevent the vertical connection. After missing all of the spring's workouts, Fitzpatrick has had a solid four workouts. A runner-up to the POD was Fitz's one-handed snag of a snap and rope to Decker for 25 yards or so later in team activities.

Defensive POD: You have to hand it to Buster Skrine. The 5'9", 185-pound is an excellent competitor up for any challenge. After battling it out with WR Brandon Marshall in 1-on-1s, Skrine undercut Decker in a team drill and intercepted Fitzpatrick. Skrine, who continues to work on the outside and at nickel, had a couple of picks in 7-on-7 before today's session.

Powell's Pop: Bilal Powell showcased his explosiveness and shiftiness on a pair of occasions. A RB who has excelled running out of the shotgun formation, Powell found space up the middle, used a juke or two, powered through arm tackles and finished.

Under the Radar: Steve McLendon has impressed his teammates with his athleticism.  Adjusting to a new system, the former Steeler appears to be making a smooth transition.

Rookies Rising: Appalachian State product Doug Middleton, an honorable mention all-Sun Belt performer last season, continues to make plays. Patrolling centerfield Sunday, Middleton intercepted a Bryce Petty pass in traffic and found some space on the return.  Rookie Juston Burris, a fourth-round pick out of NC State, has popped on a few occasions and added a red zone PD this afternoon.

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Hack's Rebound: After nearly gift-wrapping an interception to LB Taiwan Jones, rookie Christian Hackenberg showcased his NFL arm on a long toss to Kyle Williams.

Lineup Movement: Early on in camp, Dakota Dozier and Brent Qwale/Ben Ijalana have worked with the first team offense at LG and RT respectively. Over on defense, Buster Skrine, Marcus Williams and Dee Milliner continue to get plenty of work on the outside.

Gassers: With an off day scheduled for Monday, Jets head coach Todd Bowles had the players run at the conclusion of today's session. The Jets will return to the practice field on Tuesday as ESPN will be heavily represented at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center.

DNP: RB Matt Forte (hamstring), CB Dexter McDougle (hamstring), CB Darrelle Revis (wrist) & DT Sheldon Richardson (personal). While McDougle watched practice from the sideline, RB Bernard Pierce wasn't out on the field late in the afternoon. Forté, who again got some work in on the JUGS machine following practice, told reporters that he pulled the hammy while running on his own before camp. Revis did some light work with the DBs.

PUP List: LG James Carpenter (hamstring), RT Breno Giacomini (back), DB Kendall James , RB Khiry Robinson (leg), WR Devin Smith  (knee) & DL Muhammad Wilkerson (leg).

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