Wednesday practice notes

August, 24, 2011
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It was a good day for the offense, QB Mark Sanchez was an unofficial 7-of-8 during team drills today, hitting WR Santonio Holmes twice and Plaxico Burress and Derrick Mason once each.

That kind of ability to take advantage of several different options can bode well for the Jets. It was a cooler day at the team’s Florham Park headquarters, and it was the last official day of training camp here. The Jets host a 6 p.m. practice at Hofstra tomorrow and then, when they return next Monday, will revert to a more normal schedule.

Meanwhile, Burress’ didn’t seem bothered by the back injury that Rex Ryan mentioned before practice. He leapt for a pass and quietly dashed in to catch a punt. No. 1 RB Shonn Greene was down for a long moment after getting clotheslined on a run, but he stayed in. So did RG Brandon Moore, who had to shift position to get up after one scrum at the line of scrimmage.

DL Muhammad Wilkerson missed the team portion of the afternoon practice with an undisclosed illness. He watched from the sideline however, and took part in individuals.

Calvin Pace (groin), Sione Pouha (left knee), Bart Scott (left leg) and Marcus Dixon (left knee) took part in team drills.

Rob Turner (leg), Mark Brunell (right calf), Trevor Canfield (left knee) and Jeff Cumberland (hamstring) were out and are expected not to play against the Giants on Saturday.

SPECIAL MOMENT: Nick Folk was 4-for-5 and Nick Novak was 3-for-5 in practice, but both made wind-aided 62-yard field goals to end practice, leaving their teammates with impressed looks on their faces.

There weren’t a lot of spectacular moments for those fighting for a roster spot, but S Byron Landor picked off a tipped ball intended for TE Matthew Mulligan.

IN AND OUT: The Jets picked up S Tracy WIlson (Northern Illinois), and claimed T Nevin McCaskill. Earlier in the day they released G Chris Stewart and LB Brandon Long.



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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