Geno to Follow Fitz: Head coach Todd Bowles wants Ryan Fitzpatrick to "play quite a bit" Saturday night and that means you can expect the first unit at least a half. While on Sunday Bowles was not revealing his QB plans, he did tell the media today that Geno Smith will enter the game when Fitzpatrick exits to the home sideline.
Not a Dress Rehearsal: A veteran of many preseasons as both a player and a coach, Bowles talked about the importance of the third preseason game today.
"It's not a dress rehearsal because the regular season is 10 times more amped up than this," he said. "It's a completely different deal, but you do want to develop some chemistry as you play your guys longer because they play shorter amounts of time in the other two games. You do want to see some chemistry and some cohesiveness."
Karlos Williams' Visit: Bowles was not one of the Jets representatives who met with former Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams this week. The free agent, who totaled 9 TDs last season, recently cleared waivers and New York's AFC representative did their due diligence with a workout.
The Right 53: All NFL teams will have to get down to a 75-man roster limit by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 30. Then the league's limit will move to a 53-player roster on Saturday, September 3.
"We're just going to make sure we have the right ones that fit us. It's not always the best 53, it's the right 53," Bowles said. "We have a lot of decisions to make."
Jets Prepare for Preseason Matchup with the Giants
Favorable Impressions: When asked about under the radar players who made a good impression in camp, Bowles mentioned the following rookies: WRs Jalin Marshall, Robby Anderson and Charone Peake, OL Brandon Shell, LBs Jordan Jenkins and Darron Lee, DL Lawrence Thomas and P Lachlan Edwards. He also credited defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins as someone who's done a great job.
Forté, Wilkerson May Go:The Jets' second-year head coach indicated that he would like to get both RB Matt Forte and DL Muhammad Wilkerson some snaps Saturday. Each player gradually saw their workload increase daily in camp.
DNP: TE Jace Amaro (groin), WRs Quincy Enunwa (concussion protocol), Kenbrell Thompkins (groin) and Kyle Williams (knee), RB Romar Morris (shoulder), OLB Jordan Jenkins (calf), CB Dexter McDougle (hamstring) and S Dion Bailey (elbow). Jenkins is day-to-day, week-to-week with a calf strain.