Jets-Colts: Players to watch
August, 7, 2014
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A few players not named Geno Smith or Michael Vick that we'll be checking out Thursday night at MetLife Stadium:
- Chris Johnson, running back: Obviously, his body of work speaks for itself, but there's always an air of curiosity with a new player, especially a new player coming off knee surgery. It'll be interesting to see how he's deployed in Marty Mornhinweg's offense. He could line up in a few different spots.
- Stephen Hill, wide receiver: He's having an excellent camp, but the former second-round pick needs to carry that momentum into the games. If he doesn't mess it up, he could nail down the second starting job.
- Jace Amaro, tight end: The second-round pick hasn't blown away anyone in training camp, but maybe he's a game-day kind of player. The Jets are counting on him to make an immediate contribution.
- Dee Milliner, cornerback: Aside from Smith, he's the most important young veteran on the team. Milliner has to put his production where his mouth is.
- Brian Winters, guard: He should be more comfortable in his second season at guard because the first season wasn't so hot. He's getting pressure from Oday Aboushi.
- Dimitri Patterson, cornerback: His job is to replace Antonio Cromartie. Patterson is confident he can prove the skeptics wrong. So far, he has been so-so in training camp. Coming off three injury-plagued seasons, his No. 1 objective is staying healthy.