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Friday, July 25, 2014
Jets practice report: QBs and starting jobs

By Jane McManus

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Still no pads as the New York Jets started their second practice in Cortland, but another decent performance by don’t-call-him-starting quarterback Geno Smith. The second-year player continues to get more reps than don’t-call-him-backup Michael Vick , especially with the first team in the early rounds.

In the latest episode of the quarterback competition that isn’t, Smith’s 8-for-10 performance, with two sacks, was marred by a sloppy pass over the middle that was tipped by DeMario Davis and intercepted by David Harris. Call it almost a tie; Vick didn’t have an interception, but his 8-for-10 day included a sack and a drop.

General Manager John Idzik reiterated that this was an open competition, even though Smith will get a projected 70-75 percent of the snaps this camp. Everyone is clawing for a starting job, and no one is safe. With that in mind, a few moments stood out.