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8 Practice Observations: 8/4

Jets Rest Four Vets, Petty Gets Hot in the Sun

Offense POD: Throughout his collegiate career at Baylor, Bryce Petty was known for his long ball accuracy. And while there have been flashes of that in Florham Park, Petty delivered one of his pretties tosses as a Jet today. After WR Jalin Marshall got a step on fellow rookie Juston Burris, Petty dropped in a perfect ball into the Ohio State product's hands. Marshall finished the play and the scoring connection covered 80 yards. He plays faster than the 4.6 he was timed at during the Combine.

Defense POD:On the first play of team, Geno Smith threw a quick pass up the sideline to Jalin Marshall. But Darrelle Revis, who worked more in team today that at any point in camp, did not give up an inch and got his hands on the ball for a PD. The read was vintage Revis as he diagnosed quickly and attacked with the deflection.

A Dazzling Catch: Charone Peake has been quiet early, but he made plenty of noise with a one-handed reception this afternoon. With Juston Burris draped all over him, Peake was able to get his outstretched hand on a Petty ball and bring it into his body before securing both of his feet inbounds. That was the kind of catch that might give the young player confidence as he moves forward.

Vets Rest: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, WRs Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker and LB David Harris all got a rest day.  Geno Smith was back with the first team offense and WR coach Karl Dorrell continued to work players through the rotation. Despite one drop, Jalin Marshall had himself a very productive session and continues to state his case.

Late Petty Fireworks:In two late-game situations, Petty got the offense on the scoreboard. After he threw a rope to WR Titus Davis for a score, he let Romar Morris do most of the work on today's final play as the North Carolina product raced 60 yards to pay dirt.

Defensive Superlatives: DE Julien Obioha, a rookie from Texas A&M, recorded his second takeaway of camp. Not only did Obioha knock down a Christian Hackenberg pass, but he had the presence of mind to stay with the ball and collect the interception. Never quitting after a Kenbrell Thompkins reception, CB Dee Milliner tracked the wideout down from behind, knocked it loose and got on the change.

Forté Likely Out vs. Jags: As our Randy Lange wrote), veteran RB Matt Forte (hamstring) will likely sit out the Jets' preseason opener vs. the Jaguars next Thursday.*

*PUP List: RT Breno Giacomini (back), RB Khiry Robinson (leg), WR Devin Smith (knee) & DL Muhammad Wilkerson (leg).


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