Jets stock report: Risers, fallers

August, 8, 2014
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As painful as it might be, a look back at the New York Jets' 13-10 win over the Indianapolis Colts:

STOCK RISING

Dee Milliner, cornerback: He backed up the talk, recording two pass breakups in three defensive series. The first came against the Andrew Luck/Hakeem Nicks combo, the second (in the end zone) versus Matt Hasselbeck/Donte Moncrief. Milliner chided himself for not intercepting the second pass.

Michael Vick, quarterback: The Jets signed him to push Geno Smith, and he's pushing without creating turbulence -- a delicate balance. Vick showed he can function with a limited amount of practice reps, all the more reason to keep feeding most of the first-team reps to Smith.

Andrew Furney, place-kicker: Congratulations, young man. For one night, you outkicked the great Adam Vinatieri. The undrafted rookie, who won it with a 51-yard field goal, was a popular fellow in the locker room. No one -- repeat, no one -- wanted overtime.

A.J. Edds, linebacker: The former Miami Dolphins draft pick, who hasn't played a regular-season game since 2011, is making a strong bid to win a roster spot. He replaced Demario Davis on the third series, busted a finger and came back to finish the game, recording a team-high seven tackles. He had a fumble recovery and a tackle for loss. Two months ago, he was a non-roster player in minicamp. Good story.

STOCK FALLING

Dimitri Patterson, cornerback: The well-traveled, oft-injured veteran did nothing to ease concerns over the lack of depth at corner. Patterson started the game and surrendered two passes for 60 yards, getting beat deep by third-string receiver Da'Rick Rogers for 45 yards. Rex Ryan took the heat, saying he called too many defenses that left his corners without help. Perhaps, but this situation bears watching.

Jeremiah George, linebacker: Because of Edds' finger injury, the rookie fifth-round pick got a chance to run with the starters. He ended up surrendering a 12-yard touchdown pass from Hasselbeck to running back Daniel Herron. George is having a quiet camp; it's time to start making noise.

Ben Ijalana, tackle: After replacing D'Brickashaw Ferguson, he allowed a sack to third-string linebacker Cam Johnson, getting beat to the outside with the Vick-led offense backed up to the goal line. The Jets' depth at tackle is suspect; the only tackle with NFL experience is Bruce Campbell, whom they signed off the street a few days ago.

Tajh Boyd, quarterback: The rookie sixth-round pick was one of only a handful of active players who didn't get in the game. The second half was the Matt Simms show. It looks like Simms has the No. 3 job locked up.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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