Practice report: LeQuan Lewis picks 2

August, 20, 2014
Aug 20
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Newly signed cornerback LeQuan Lewis -- who called himself a "new old guy” may be late to the New York Jets' squad, but the second-year player out of Arizona State made an impression with two interceptions during Wednesday's practice.

Lewis had one against QB Michael Vick on a pass intended for WR Greg Salas, and the other off QB Matt Simms.

"My mindset is just to make plays when my number is called,” said Lewis, who trains in the summer with Arizona Cardinals' receiver Larry Fitzgerald in Minnesota.

The first set of roster cuts comes on Saturday, so time is of the essence.
  • WR Jalen Saunders, who isn't practicing after a medical incident, was on the sideline, and LB Antwan Barnes is still on the physically unable to perform list. CB Dex McDougle said via Twitter that he was having surgery on a torn ACL Wednesday, and coach Rex Ryan said he would likely land on the reserve/injured list afterwards.
  • Dee Milliner, with a high ankle sprain, was also out. RB Chris Ivory was limited, and RB Chris Johnson didn't practice, but it was a planned day off.
  • The Jets got several injured players back, including C Nick Mangold (toe), CB Dimitri Patterson (leg), CB Ras-I Dowling (groin), WR Eric Decker and TE Jeff Cumberland. "We're starting to get healthy and that's a good thing,” Ryan said.
  • The Jets weren't in pads for their final training camp practice in Florham Park. On Thursday the team moves to Hofstra, site of their former headquarters.
Jane McManus has covered New York sports since 1998 and began covering football just before Brett Favre's stint with the Jets. Her work has appeared in Newsday, USA Today, The Journal News and The New York Times. Follow Jane on Twitter.



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