Practice report: Revis battles "tightness"

August, 7, 2012
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CORTLAND, N.Y. -- A second straight day of fighting was the big story, but let's take a look at what else happened in practice.

CB Darrelle Revis was in and out of practice with "stiffness," according to Rex Ryan, who didn't provide any specifics. Later, a team spokesman said it was lower-back stiffness, not the hamstring that bothered him early in camp.

Revis left the field at the start of practice, returned a short time later with the trainer and was stretched out on the sideline by a member of the training staff. He participated in most of the team drills, but he was unable to finish the punishment sprints that Ryan ordered after the second fight. Revis finished his gassers after practice.

"We don't want him to have a setback," Ryan said. "He's had a couple of other preseasons where he's actually pulled a hamstring. We don't need Darrelle to have a setback for two or three weeks."

QB TRACKER: Mark Sanchez received praise from Ryan for the way he threw the ball, but he didn't have the stats to back it up -- 2-for-8, 1 TD, 1 INT and two sacks. The touchdown and interception came on back-to-back plays in a red-zone period.

Sanchez rolled right and flipped a completion to rookie RB Terrance Ganaway, who bulled into the end zone. By the way, this was Ganaway's best practice of camp. He ran decisively inside, even showing some burst to the outside. He also flashed as a receiver.

On the interception, Sanchez tried a short pass to the middle of the field, at the goal line, but LB David Harris made a great play. He read the pass, made a terrific catch and took off up the left sideline.

Tim Tebow, Boomer Esiason's favortie QB, didn't get many reps at all. He went 2-for-3, with a sack. Say this for Tebow: He was one of the fastest players during the gassers, consistently leading the pack.

MAYHEM STRIKES AGAIN: If OLB Aaron Maybin can take his training-camp performance to the regular season, he'll end up in the Pro Bowl. The offense can't block him. Once again, he had a big day, recording two sacks in back-to-back periods in team drills. He's had a lot of success rushing up the middle. Of course, it might not be that easy when C Nick Mangold returns to practice.

Mangold, who went to London to see his sister compete in the Olympics, didn't make back in time for the morning practice.

INJURY REPORT: WR Santonio Holmes (ribs), RT Wayne Hunter (back), NT Sione Pouha (head), WR Jeremy Kerley (hamstring) and S LaRon Landry (foot) were among those that didn't practice.

ODDS AND ENDS: Harris had a nice day -- an interception and a pass break-up ... S Yeremiah Bell knifed into the backfield to tackle Shonn Greene for a loss ... Rookie WR Jordan White, coming off a broken foot, is starting to make his presence felt. The coaches like him as a slot receiver. With all the injuries at receiver, he got some reps with the starting unit and caught Sanchez's first completion of the day ... Another good day for RB Bilal Powell, who is putting all kind of pressure on Joe McKnight.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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