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New York Jets OTA News Tracker 5/20

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The press has access to today's New York Jets OTA's so here is a thread for updates and discussion. The famous GGN Twitter widget is embedded below to provide updates when they come from today.

Muhammad Wilkerson is not at OTA's. This might be him making a big statement about wanted a new contract, or it might be nothing. We will have to wait until the future to say for sure.

Wilkerson doesn't really need OTA's, though, given how established he is. For other players looking to develop, the training they get here can be part of a big improvement. Just take any news from OTA's in stride. It seems like it has become an annual tradition for the Jets to declare how much better their unproven young quarterback looks. There also tends to be buzz about players who do not pan out. Remember how impressive Ras-I Dowling supposedly looked a year ago? He didn't even make it to the final preseason game. In season, your opinion of a player wouldn't change a ton if you heard he had a few good practices. That is something to keep in mind here. There isn't anything wrong with optimism. Sometimes good play is a sign of genuine improvement. Just keep expectations in check.