Jets need a healthy Abraham

The Jets brought in a number of new defenders this season, but the key to the unit's success is the health of third-year DE John Abraham.

Updated: August 11, 2002, 2:47 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- Here are five observations from Jets camp:

1. Defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell is one of the best in the NFL at his position, and should someday be a head coach in the league, but he has his work cut out for him in 2002. The Jets will have at least six new starters on defense, maybe even more depending on the competition at some spots and the recovery of end John Abraham from a knee injury, and it would be overly optimistic to expect the unit will immediately assimilate Cottrell's ...

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