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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Five observations from Tuesday's Jets-Redskins practice: 1.) Sam Darnold was sharp. Consider: He threw only six incompletions in 19 attempts, and that includes three drops. 2.) RB Thomas Rawls, battling for a roster spot, had one of his better practices. He got off to a slow start in camp, then got banged up. Now he's healthy and contributing as a runner and receiver. Rawls, who sat out the opener, will get a lot of work on Thursday. 3.) S Marcus Maye (ankle) continued to work his way back slowly, getting limited reps. If he plays in the game, it won't be much. 4.) Lot of rotating at linebacker, but it looks like the third-down rushers this week will be Brandon Copeland and rookie Frankie Luvu. 5.) WR Chad Hansen, having a quiet camp, flashed with a nice catch in team drills.

Norman gives props to rookie QB Darnold (0:47)
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Jets' Bowles slams Pryor for discussing injuries

Jets coach Todd Bowles, who rarely criticizes players publicly, slammed wide receiver Terrelle Pryor on Tuesday for talking to reporters about recent injuries.

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Josh Norman impressed by Jets' Darnold

The performance of Jets quarterback Sam Darnold in practice against the Redskins has won over cornerback Josh Norman, who said he was impressed even though he didn't want to be.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

When it comes to injuries, Terrelle Pryor should "keep his mouth shut," according to Jets coach Todd Bowles. Rare criticism of a player from the coach.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Todd Bowles rarely criticizes a player publicly, but he slammed WR Terrelle Pryor for admitting to reporters yesterday that his ankle surgery in the spring was actually to repair a fracture. Bowles has a rule about players discussing injuries and Pryor was likely fined. Bowles: "Terrelle doesn't need to be descriptive. I feel that he should keep his mouth shut and leave the injuries to me. I've already handled it. We had a conversation."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Another heavy workload for Sam Darnold, who took 23 of 31 first-team reps in the final practice before Thursday night's game against the Redskins. Josh McCown got five reps with the starters, Teddy Bridgewater three. All told, Darnold took 28 reps, completing 13 of 19 passes. The highlight was a six-play TD drive in a two-minute period at the end of practice. He made a couple a long sideline completions to TE Jordan Leggett. Not surprisingly, Todd Bowles declined to name his starter for Thursday. All signs point to Darnold.

Schefter: Darnold only rookie QB with chance to start Week 1 (1:15)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets rookie report: Round 1.) QB Sam Darnold. As advertised. If he doesn't open as the starter, his stay on the bench won't be long. 3.) DE Nathan Shepherd. Has a chance to win a starting job. Former small-school star has displayed impressive traits, but there will be growing pains. 4.) TE Chris Herndon. One of the bright spots in camp, but he's been sidelined for a few days with an undisclosed injury. Has a chance to make an impact, but needs to get on the field. 6.) CB Parry Nickerson. Good start, but early hamstring injury has derailed his progress. 6.) DT Foley Fatukasi. Dude is strong. Could he make injured NT Steve McLendon expendable? 6.) RB Trent Cannon. Probably needs a red-shirt year. Exciting speed, but still raw. Catching punts a problem.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have a potential problem at kicker. Veteran Cairo Santos, who sat out the opener and isn't practicing, is dealing with a chronic groin injury that required surgery at the end of last season, he said. He missed most of 2017 training camp with the Chiefs, aggravated the injury in Week 3 and was released. He landed with the Bears and re-injured the groin, landing on IR. Santos did some kicking at the start of this camp, but dialed it back. He called it "a normal process, just getting used to new tissue." He said "it's a challenging time," but he's hopeful the Jets' rehab plan will get him back on the field soon. He wouldn't say when he expects that to happen. In the meantime, Taylor Bertolet is handling the kicking.

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Jets' Pryor says he's recovering from ankle break

Jets wide receiver Terrelle Pryor will miss this week's preseason game against his old team, the Redskins, as he continues to recover from offseason surgery to repair a fractured ankle.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Five observations from Monday's Jets-Redskins practice: 1.) They played nice. No fights. 2.) The offensive line was banged up. LT Kelvin Beachum (foot) is back in New Jersey and RG Brian Winters (undisclosed) wasn't spotted on the field. They were replaced by Brent Qvale and Jonotthan Harrison, respectively. Is it time to worry yet? Not yet, but let's revisit this in a week. 3.) TE Jordan Leggett, finally healthy, showed up in the passing game. He made a terrific diving catch in a 7 on 7 period. It's time for him to make his move, 4.) Former Redskin WR Terrelle Pryor made his daily one-handed catch. Afterward, he admitted he's still not in top shape because of his layoff and he needs to drop a few pounds. 5.) S Doug Middleton got beat by the old-man TE Vernon Davis. Davis has done that to a lot of safeties in his career.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

For the second straight day, Sam Darnold received the bulk of the quarterback reps. Todd Bowles won't say who will start Thursday night, but it looks like Darnold. First-team rep breakdown today: Darnold 14, Josh McCown 4, Teddy Bridgewater 3. Total rep breakdown: Darnold 22, Bridgewater 16, McCown 4. This wasn't Darnold's sharpest practice, but there were no glaring mistakes.

Are joint practices a bad idea? (1:04)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Five observations on today's rain-shortened, fight-marred practice with the Redskins: 1.) Facing an unfamiliar opponent didn't faze Sam Darnold at all. He was poised in the pocket, as usual. One of the things he's working on is trying to get out of the huddle faster. He said there were times in the first game where he got to the line with only five seconds on the play clock. 2.) Josh McCown threw his first interception of camp. 3.) Rookie OLB Frankie Luvu stood out in pass-rushing drills vs. Redskins OLM. Luvu has some burst, but he needs to develop some counter moves. 4.) RB Trent Cannon, who played college ball nearby at Virginia State, had a fumble. He's had his share of dropsies lately. 5.) Injuries to worry about: RB Isaiah Crowell (concussion), NT Steve McLendon (leg) and LT Kelvin Beachum (foot) didn't make the trip.

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Darnold gets majority of Jets' reps for 1st time

Jets rookie quarterback got the majority of reps for the first time on Sunday, an indication he might start Thursday night against the Redskins at FedEx Field.

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Melee mars Redskins-Jets joint practice session

Upset by what he considered a cheap shot on a teammate during a joint practice Sunday, Washington's Trent Williams shoved a Jets player and a melee ensued. "We reacted how we reacted," Williams said.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie Sam Darnold, coming off a strong debut, appears to be in line for a bigger role in this week's game. In today's practice against the Redskins, Darnold took 20 reps, including 12 with the first team. Teddy Bridgewater got eight (one with the first team) and Josh McCown got seven (one). Todd Bowles declined to reveal his QB rotation for the Redskins game, but it's not hard to read the tea leaves. Bowles should give Darnold a chance to play with the starters; that's the best way to evaluate him. It's the next step in the process.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets-Redskins joint practices were marred by two melees between the Jets' defense and the Washington offense. Todd Bowles wasn't happy: "Fights are not to be tolerated in pads. We're not trying to fight them and they're not trying to fight us. If they want to be boxers and wrestlers, they probably would be in another sport. We're trying to get better and they're trying to get better. Some things happen. Overzealousness. I'll talk to my guys and coach Gruden will talk to his guys. We'll be better at practice tomorrow because this is just a waste of time for me."

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