The Jets have entered Phase III.
The Jets began their Organized Team Activities (a.k.a. OTAs) today at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. This is the start of Phase III on the Jets’ offseason calendar for bringing players together and building toward the veteran minicamp June 12-14 and the return to Cortland, N.Y., for training camp. Other teams have started their OTAs either last week, this week or next week. The Jets’ OTAs will run for three days a week over the next three weeks before minicamp week.
And because the weather was quite wet at the start of the day here in northern New Jersey, this first voluntary practice took place in the team’s fieldhouse.
There is no media availability until Thursday this week. But it sounds as if WR Santonio Holmes was in the building and enjoying himself. As he tweeted on his certified Twitter account:
Great 1st day on the field as a whole unit. Looking forward to big things this year GO JETS!
Independent of the practice, we have some news from the numerology department: With the addition of Yeremiah Bell to the roster comes a small game of uniform dominoes.
Bell, who wore No. 37 for his entire eight seasons with the Aqua & Coral (Dolphins), will wear 37 again this season for the Green & White.
S Tracy Wilson, who wore No. 37 for the Jets last season, has downshifted to No. 36. And undrafted free agent CB Donnie Fletcher, who wore 36 at the rookie minicamp two-plus weeks ago, has moved on to No. 34.
Tags: Donnie Fletcher, OTAs, Santonio Holmes, Tracy Wilson, Yeremiah Bell
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