New York Teams

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Top takeaways from Jets' first practice,:Teddy Bridgewater moved well in limited action. Sam Darnold was in full growing-pains mode. WR Terrelle Pryor, who recently injured his surgically repaired ankle, didn't practice. He could miss some time. WR Quincy Enunwa (neck) ran full speed in positional drills, but no team period. CB Buster Skrine was ahead of Mo Claiborne. Rookie TE Chris Herndon showed nice body control on a body-twisting catch in the deep seam.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

While reporting a story last year on Jets assistant Jeremy Bates, I asked then-ESPN analyst Jon Gruden about Christian Hackenberg. It provides insight into today's trade. Gruden: "I put a lot of stock in coaching. Mike Holmgren did a lot for Brett Favre. Atlanta didn't think much of Brett Favre. A lot of QBs in this league are where they are because someone gives them a shot, someone works with them and someone coaches them. Guys just don't show up off the street, win a Punt, Pass & Kick contest and play quarterback in this league. Coaching is a huge part of it. Can this kid throw the ball like he did as a freshman at Penn State? Can he regain his confidence? I don't know, nobody knows. But if he can, they're going to develop it, that's what I do know." That didn't happen with the Jets. Now Gruden gets his shot.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mets announce that they signed free agent outfielder José Bautista to a one-year major league contract. Bautista will wear #11 and be available for tonight's game vs. Miami.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina, Emmanuel Mudiay, Trey Burke, Troy Williams, Damyean Dotson and Isaiah Hicks all participated in a group workout in front of new Knicks coach David Fizdale earlier this week, per a league source. Also in the gym that day? Michael Beasley, who will be a free agent this summer. Beasley, per a source, was just working out at the facility and didn't participate in the group workout. It's not unusual for players in New York to work out at the team facility but it's noteworthy in this case because the Knicks have a new coach. The NY Post reported earlier this week that the younger players would be working out in a group setting for Fizdale.

Hackenberg gets fresh start with Raiders (1:22)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets finally admitted it was a mistake to draft Christian Hackenberg, trading him to the Raiders for a conditional 2019 seventh-round pick. It had to be done. He had no future with the Jets, who moved on when they drafted Sam Darnold. He will go down as one of the biggest second-round busts in history. He didn't play a down in two seasons with the Jets.

Jackson not sure if Young is ready for New York pressure (0:49)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Shepard signed a 1-year deal with the Giants. He joins a crowded group that includes Cody Latimer and Roger Lewis for playing time when they go three wide receivers. Shepard had 17 catches for 202 yards and a touchdown in his only season after being signed to a three-year, $10 million deal by Dave Gettleman in Carolina. Shepard spent the first four years of his career in Tampa. He also happens to be friend with Odell Beckham Jr. from their time together at LSU. I remember the two embracing and having a long talk before the Bucs played the Giants few years back.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks are one of several teams to have an executive at the Pro Basketball Combine, an event that includes players who did not participate in the NBA Draft Combine. Players there include Deng Adel, LiAngelo Ball:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina did not make the first or second NBA all-rookie team. He received one second-team vote.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Teddy Bridgewater looked sharp in his first practice. It was only nine reps, but he threw well on the run. Not bad, considering his long road back from knee surgery.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Observations from Jets practice: Shaky debut for rookie QB Sam Darnold, who led all QBs with 21 reps (all with backups). He completed only two of 10 passes in team drills, plus two sacks. He was indecisive in the pocket, double clutching on a few occasions. There were a handful of miscommunications with his receivers. Teddy Bridgewater (nine reps with the backups) looked sharp, especially when throwing on the move — a positive sign in his recovery from knee surgery in 2016. Josh McCown led the way with 13 reps, all with the first team.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is a full participant in his first Jets practice, working behind incumbent Josh McCown. Bridgewater (2), attempting to come back from a horrific knee injury, has run a few bootleg passes in which he showed no ill effects from his injury — definitely the most positive takeaway from practice No. 1.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie QB Sam Darnold, in his first practice, throws to Quincy Enunwa. Darnold is No. 3 in the QB rotation, behind vets Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater.

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