After missing the entire 2017 campaign due to a bulging disk in his neck, Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa is continuing to make strides toward his return to the field.
"Hopefully he can run around and we can see him just catch the football," head coach Todd Bowles told reporters Tuesday at the Annual League Meetings. "It's still too early to tell. He feels great, but feeling great and running around feeling great are two different things. We expect him to be highly competitive in training camp and we'll see about the spring."
Expected to be the Jets' top target last season, the 6'2", 225-pound Enunwa flourished in 2016 with career highs of 56 receptions, 857 yards and four touchdowns.
"He is an energetic guy. He did a lot of things for us. The first year, he did a lot on special teams. The second year when we were here, he did a lot on offense obviously coming into his own," Bowles said. "But him getting injured, he worked so hard every day in the offseason, in the spring with the jugs machine and just running around. The guy works his tail off and hopefully he comes back the same guy and I expect him to."
Bridgewater to ThrowWhile new Jets quarterback Teddy Bridgewater recently declined to discuss specifics about his recovery from his major knee injury, Bowles said he passed his physical and should be able to work this spring.
"I just want to see him throw," Bowles said of the 25-year-old signal caller. "We want him to be healthy and we want him to throw. I expect him to throw this spring."
Maye ReportSafety Marcus Maye, who injured his ankle in the Jets' season finale in New England, should be full go for training camp. But Bowles said it "remains to be seen" if he'll be available for work this spring.
"He has a sore ankle and he's getting treatment on it," said Bowles the second-year safety.
Also outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, who landed on injury reserve last September with a back injury, is showing signs of gradual improvement.
"Lorenzo is getting better day by day," Bowles said of Mauldin, who has racked up 6.5 sacks in 26 career games. "Hopefully we'll see him in the spring, but he's moving around a lot better than he was last year."