Jets wake-up call: Day 21


CORTLAND, N.Y. -- The New York Jets will conduct their final open practice in Cortland, starting at 10 a.m. ET. With the next summer's training-camp destination up in the air, this could be their last practice ever in Cortland.

After several days in pads, the players will be in "shells," meaning it probably will be a light workout. Storylines we'll be following:

  • Michael Vick's rebound. In the wind and rain, Vick suffered one of his worst practices in camp on Tuesday. Afteward, he admitted he let the conditions get the best of him. Unfortunately, the forecast calls for more of the same weather. It didn't affect Geno Smith.

  • New-look secondary. The revamped defensive backfield has held up reasonably well since Sunday, when Dee Milliner (ankle) and Dexter McDougle (knee) went down with injuries. We're talking about three new starters -- Antonio Allen and Ellis Lankster at corner, Jaiquawn Jarrett at safety. Let's see if they can make it three solid days in a row.

  • Milliner update. He already is spending time out of his walking boot. That he's able to do that three days after the injury is an encouraging sign, indicating it probably isn't a high-ankle sprain, according to medical experts. Milliner is expected to miss three to four weeks.

  • Medical report. With wide receiver Eric Decker (quadriceps) returning Tuesday, the focus shift to running back Chris Ivory (ribs) and cornerback Dimitri Patterson (calf, quadrices and ankle). Ivory is expected to play Saturday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, but Patterson is iffy.