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Defensive Linemen Work Out Together

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 11:  Sione Pouha #91 of the New York Jets reacts against the Minnesota Vikings at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 11, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 11: Sione Pouha #91 of the New York Jets reacts against the Minnesota Vikings at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 11, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Several Jets defensive linemen including first round pick Muhammad Wilkerson started workout out together on Thursday.

Pouha, Wilkerson, Mike DeVito, Jamaal Westerman and Ropati Pitoitua hit blocking sleds and went through other drills for about an hour Thursday, adding the physical element they’ve been missing while working out individually.

It was the first time the players met Wilkerson, the 30th overall pick, and DeVito says he was impressed with how quickly the rookie picked up on things.

Third round pick Kenrick Ellis was evidently not there on the first day at least. I'm hoping people don't read too much into this. It's great that these guys are working together, but this will hardly be the only opportunity.

This kind of thing can at least help Wilkerson make up a bit for practice time he is missing out on. It is not a perfect substitute for working with coaches, but these guys can at least provide him with some information on the intricacies of the system, the kind of work he will need to put in off the field to get ready, and technical issues.