That's it here in Cortland. Brian Jackson went from subject of a prank verging on cruel to hero when he took the challenge to throw a 65-yard pass. The rookie CB threw the ball so far that it hit the back of the end zone, and Jets coach Rex Ryan made good on his word to end practice early.
Ryan had mentioned last week that Jackson had a mean arm, and the challenge may have been tailor made to get Jackson back in the team's good graces. In the earlier practice, Jackson was tied to the goalposts and doused in Gatorade. You can read more about it in the post below.
As for the other exceptional passes and plays from the 25 minute afternoon practice, there really weren't a lot. The players were in shorts and jerseys, with no live hits.
It looked like Matt Slauson sat out the practice because of the Iron Jet award, which Jamaal Westerman did in the morning session. Brashton Satele (ankle) was dressed for both practices, but Josh Mauga (head) was not though he did come out for the morning practice. FBs Jason Davis (ankle) and John Conner (knee) are both back on the field.
The Jets will enjoy the rookie show tonight and crown their King Ugly, and have a late curfew tonight. Tomorrow they return to New York and New Jersey and fly to Carolina in the evening to prepare for Saturday night's game.
Practices will resume on Monday, but at the team's Florham Park facility. On Aug. 25th, the Jets have a 6 p.m. practice at Hofstra.