There was some injury news coming out of OTA's today.
Tight end Jace Amaro sustained a back injury.
Jace Amaro getting his back worked on, on the sideline, by trainer John Mellody after leaving the field at #Jets OTA.— Darryl Slater (@DarrylSlater) June 3, 2015
Bowles says he doesn't know much just yet about Jace Amaro, who left practice with back issue. Says he's "a little sore." #Jets— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) June 3, 2015
We are a long way from the start of training camp so an injury like this isn't much cause for concern. In a year Amaro is looking to make a jump, the offseason reps would be nice, but this does not seem like a big deal.
It looks like Brian Winters madea big step on his way to recovery.
Looks like Brian Winters, coming off a torn ACL, has been cleared by #Jets for team period participation. Will factor into RG competition.— Darryl Slater (@DarrylSlater) June 3, 2015
#Jets' first-team offensive line back out there and Brian Winters is the right guard. Oday Aboushi is on the far field with rookies/backups.— Darryl Slater (@DarrylSlater) June 3, 2015
Winters could be anywhere from starting to not making the final roster. Either way, it is good to hear he is out there. A week ago, I guessed Oday Abouhsi and Willie Colon had a leg up based on first team reps and comments from Todd Bowles. This competition might be more open.
The news is not as good for Dee Milliner.
CB Dee Milliner (Achilles) watching full-team drills from sideline without a helmet. #Jets— dom cosentino (@domcosentino) June 3, 2015
Todd Bowles said he hopes Dee Milliner will be ready for training camp, but isn't sure yet. They're taking a cautious approach.— Darryl Slater (@DarrylSlater) June 3, 2015
The Jets can afford be to cautious because of the secondary depth they added in the offseason. You might remember a year ago how the Jets felt the need to rush Milliner back from a high ankle sprain he sustained in preseason. The Jets had so little quality in the secondary that they had to get him into the lineup. This year the Jets can stay afloat until he is ready.
Finally, Ryan Fitzpatrick's recovery from a broken leg seems to be on track.
Ryan Fitzpatrick scrambles. Darrelle Revis chasing. Fitzpatrick looking nimble. He and Revis both laugh. #Jets— Darryl Slater (@DarrylSlater) June 3, 2015