Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The Snap: Training camp, Day 21
By Rich Cimini
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- The Jets' three-week stay in upstate New York is just about over. Wednesday is the final practice open to the public and the final Cortland practice open to the media. By late afternoon, there will be a cavalcade of beat writers motoring down Interstate 81.
The Jets will spent one more night in Cortland before breaking camp Thursday after practice. On Saturday night, the Jets face the Jaguars at MetLife Stadium.
Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith are scheduled to address the media Wednesday. From all indications, Rex Ryan won't name this week's starter until Friday, meaning the speculation will continue. Sanchez took the bulk of the reps Monday and Tuesday, so it should be Smith's turn. We'll see. Marty Mornhinweg's quarterback rotation has been unpredictable in recent days.
Injuries, of course, will be news. RB Joe McKnight and WR Clyde Gates are recovering from head injuries, and likely won't play against the Jaguars. We'll see if they practice. NT Kenrick Ellis missed Tuesday with a back ailment, and it'll raise some eyebrows if he misses a second consecutive day. Ditto, P Robert Malone (back) and QB Greg McElroy, who rolled an ankle. McElroy didn't do much Tuesday, so his status for the game could be in question.
ICYMI: Ryan became evasive and cryptic when fielding questions on his quarterback plans for the week. ... Braylon Edwards sounds like the receiver of 2010. The question is, can he play like it? ... Smith's former coach is in damage control. ... McKnight's head is injured -- again. This time, there were no tweets.