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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Brandon Marshall reflected on the 2015 offseason, when he practiced with Ryan Fitzpatrick for the first time. "He was terrible, he really was," Marshall said. "He was coming off a broken leg. There was a 5-yard hitch route and he'd throw it in the dirt. Everybody felt that way. We were like, 'What the heck? If Geno (Smith) goes down, we're in trouble.' That's how everybody felt. But he proved us wrong. He's pretty good."

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What could Manning do with Beckham and Cruz?

The Giants have yet to really find out. Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz have both been on the field for just 3 percent of Eli Manning's attempts over the last two seasons, with encouraging results in the small sample size.

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How do Mets rank in intangibles?

Spoiler alert: Yoenis Cespedes can hit the ball pretty far. But is he No. 1 in the power department? And is Jay Bruce among the worst baserunners in the league? Dan Szymborski breaks it down. Ranking "intangible" tools (Insider)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles said he's not sure if RT Breno Giacomini (back) will be ready for the opener. Considering adding a RT.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins believes there's merit giving Jacob deGrom extra rest before his next start. "To me it looks like he's getting run down," Collins said about deGrom, who has allowed a combined 13 runs and 25 hits in 9 2/3 innings over his last two starts. Collins said he will have to convene in New York with Sandy Alderson before making any decision.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Bruce has some tightness with his right calf while pushing off, but suggested he has made progress since departing Wednesday's game. He aims to return to the lineup Friday.

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How do Yankees rank in intangibles?

Yankees pitchers Tyler Clippard and Michael Pineda are performing differently from one another this season, but where does each rank in terms of inducing contact? Dan Szymborski breaks it down. Ranking "intangible" tools (Insider)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Cardinals lineup for Thursday's 7:15 p.m. ET series finale against the Mets at Busch Stadium:

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Sounds as if WR Victor Cruz (groin) and CB Eli Apple will play Saturday for Giants. Not as much certainty for OL Justin Pugh and WR Geremy Davis.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Thursday's 7:15 p.m. ET rubber game against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Jay Bruce (calf) is out of the lineup.

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Jets' non-QB MVP: Brandon Marshall

Marshall might be more important to New York's offense than Ryan Fitzpatrick. As Rich Cimini writes, Marshall's absence would cause a "negative trickle-down effect" for the entire unit. Non-QB MVPs

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Update from Jets practice: LB Jordan Jenkins (calf), WR Quincy Enunwa (concussion) and CB Dexter McDougle (hamstring) among those not practicing. Looks as if TE Jace Amaro (groin) will try to practice. All things considered, the Jets are a relatively healthy team. The biggest concern is RT Breno Giacomini (back), still on the PUP list. He may not be ready for opening day.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the pitching probables for the Mets and Phillies at Citi Field: Friday: Bartolo Colon-Adam Morgan Saturday: Noah Syndergaard-Jeremy Hellickson Sunday: Robert Gsellman-Vince Velasquez

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Victor Cruz: "To me this is bigger than the [preseason] game." Cruz says it's the story of his life that it's vs. the Jets.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Damon Harrison says he doesn't hate. Preseason matchup vs Jets still a game but ... admits he talks to d-linemen over there probably ever other day.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets rookie LB Jordan Jenkins (calf) not practicing again today. Working in trainers' area.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are on the field, last full practice before the annual MetLife Snoopy Bowl vs Giants. Can feel the drama. Kidding.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are on the field, last full practice before the annual MetLife Snoopy Bowl vs Giants. Can feel the drama. Kidding.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo 'very optimistic' Victor Cruz will play on Saturday vs Jets. First game since Oct. 12, 2014. Big step. McAdoo wants to see him get his hands on ball.

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