CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 14: Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets looks for a receiver as Damien Woody #67 looks on against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November 14 2010 in Cleveland Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
According to Manish Mehta of the Daily News, RT Damien Woody, who was released by the team after the 2010 season, is likely to return to the Jets. Manish cites this is largely due to the lack of practice time Ducasse will get with the coaching staff because of the lockout.
This is interesting in a few ways. For one, had this had been a normal season, the Jets seem to have either a lot of confidence in Ducasse or are lacking in confidence that Woody's knee will be okay.
Either way, I have to admit this is easing some of my nerves about the RT spot, which John posted about earlier. I just hope Woody can return to his 2009 form, but that appears to be a long shot. The Jets released him basically because the doctors said he wasn't worth the salary, and the fact that they were ready to go with Ducasse doesn't speak well for his knee. But at least they have enough faith in his knee that he can be serviceable, at least in the short term.