- Rich Cimini, ESPN New York Jets reporter
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The hard-hitting safety, projected as an opening-day starter, told reporters Wednesday he needs to have three wisdom teeth extracted. The procedure is scheduled for this week, and he expects to be back on the field next week.
"My mouth is kind of swollen, so I can’t put my helmet on,” Pryor said. “So [the trainers] don’t want me out there with contact right now."
Pryor, drafted 18th overall, participated in individual drills without his helmet. He watched from the sideline during team and 7-on-7 drills. Dawan Landry and Antonio Allen, both of whom could lose playing time to Pryor, worked as the starting safeties.
In other rookie news, sixth-round wide receiver Quincy Enunwa sat out with a leg injury. He termed it "a sprain," declining to reveal the injured body part. He said he expects to be back for Friday's practice. Fourth-round wide receiver Shaq Evans isn't participating because he still has school obligations at UCLA.
Cornerback Brandon Dixon, a sixth-round pick from Northwest Missouri State, signed his contract. It's the standard four-year deal for $2.32 million, including a $103,384 signing bonus. Pryor and third-round cornerback Dexter McDougle are the only unsigned picks of the 12-man draft class.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets first-round draft pick Calvin Pryor missed the first two days of OTA practices because of a toothache.The hard-hitting safety, projected as an opening-day starter, told reporters Wednesday he needs to have three wisdom teeth extracted.