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New York Jets S Calvin Pryor To Play With First Team Against Cincinnati Bengals

Defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman confirms Pryor will play with the first team.

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Our secondary is beat up, and we have our 4th string corner playing with the one's and our 2nd team safety playing at the CB position. It's not pretty, and I think the front office are taking deserved criticism for their lack of planning. However, there is some good news.

Having recovered sufficiently from his concussion (although he persisted there was no concussion), New York Jets first round safety Calvin Pryor will get time with the first team defense against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday:

This is really positive news. Rookies coming into the league need as many reps as they can possibly get before the season. Pryor had to sit out against the Indianapolis Colts (doctors ordered and NFL regulations) but he will be primed and ready to go against the Bengals.

We can't afford another injury, and with the style of play Pryor brings to the table, I'm going to be enjoying but wincing every single time he comes down-hill to make a hit. He'll be wanting to make a statement for the fans and coaching staff, and I hope he can avoid any concussion-like symptoms.