FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- No Santonio Holmes. No Stephen Hill. No Patrick Turner. For the second straight day in minicamp, the Jets operated with a skeleton receiving corps.
"We have to get them on the field," QB Mark Sanchez said. "I mean, on paper it looks great. We just have to push each other to get healthy, stay healthy and take care of our bodies. We really need those guys out on the field."
All three are dealing with hamstring issues. Holmes and Hill worked in positional drills, but no team drills. Sanchez ended up throwing to the likes of Jeremy Kerley, Chaz Schilens, Royce Pollard and DaMarcus Ganaway.
Rex Ryan said he's not worried about Hill, whom they expect to play a significant role as a rookie, falling behind.
"Without question, Stephen Hill is further along than I thought he'd be," Ryan said.
REVIS QUESTION OF THE DAY: Reiterating the company line, Ryan avoided any discussion of Darrelle Revis and his contract situation.
DEE-FENSE: Once again, the Jets opened in a 4-3 as their base defense, with Muhammad Wilkerson, rookie Quinton Coples, Mike DeVito and Sione Pouha on the line. But they changed fronts throughout practice, using their customary 3-4 as well. ... Rookie LB Demario Davis saw time in the first-team sub package. ... Sure sounds like the Jets have no plans to re-sign Jim Leonhard, based on the way Ryan was talking up Eric Smith, Yeremiah Bell and LaRon Landry.
CONGRATS: The Jets, in conjunction with the Public School Athletic League, announced two $5,000 "Play Like a Jet" scholarship winners -- C’Ara McCrea from Mount Vernon, N.Y., and Brutus Gorum, from the Bronx.
McCrea graduates from Fredrick Douglas Academy this June and was a member of the track team. She will begin her studies at Syracuse in the fall. Gorum graduates from Harry S. Truman High School and was a member of the Football team. Gorum will begin his studies at Penn State.
"Syracuse and Penn State, huh?" Ryan said during the presentation. "How 'bout Southwestern Oklahoma?"
That, of course, is his alma mater.