The Jets got a little bit of a scare late in their training camp practice on Tuesday when tight end Jace Amaro dove for a pass in the end zone and landed awkwardly. When he got up, he was limping and appeared to be favoring his left leg. He then spent the next 10 minutes or so on the training table.
After that, though, he jogged back onto the field and completed the rest of practice - although he did appear to be limited at times. All indications are the 24-year-old former second-round pick (2014) is OK, but there were a few anxious moments considering he sat out all last season with a torn labrum.
If he can stay healthy, he could be a big part of the Jets' offense this year.
Here's what else I was watching at Jets camp today, and what I learned:
1. Is it really 'no mas' or will there be a Revis-Marshall rematch?
Well, there was peace, but it's hard to tell if it was really heartfelt. There was no pushing or shoving (or slapping) and no big battle between the Jets' two stars. But it wasn't exactly quiet, either. At least twice when the two went against each other in team drills there was a little extra shouting (and possibly trash talking) as the play developed and after it was finished. It wasn't much, but in the context of what happened last week it was definitely interesting to watch.
2. How is Eric Decker?
One day after sitting out practice with a "stiff" leg, the Jets' receiver was back on the field and was a full participant in practice. He didn't show any signs of being limited at all, and later said he took Monday off only because he didn't want the stiffness to become an issue. It seems like it truly was a precautionary thing and he'll be ready to go when the preseason opens on Thursday night.
3. Is Geno Smith looking good?
He really is. His passes look sharp and strong. He seems to have a grasp of the offense (at least enough of one that his passes are mostly on target), and those that have seen him in recent years say he looks more confident and in command. That's good for him and good for the Jets to have a backup they can trust if anything happens to Ryan Fitzpatrick. Of course, looking good in practice is far different from looking good in games. Smith will have to find a way to look good with second-teamers in preseason action to really build everyone's trust.