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Some expected hiccups for Jets rookie QB Bryce Petty

A few random thoughts and leftovers from the New York Jets' practice on Wednesday:

1. Growing pains: Entrenched as the No. 3 quarterback now that Matt Simms is gone, rookie Bryce Petty looked very much like a fourth-round pick learning a new offense. His throws weren't as crisp as they were in earlier practices and he was a split-second late on some passes, including a long ball that was deflected and intercepted in the end zone. Don't be alarmed, this was to be expected. His mind is spinning with a lot of information and he's bound to have rookie hiccups. Obviously, this won't be an overnight process.

2. Leonard update: First-round pick Leonard Williams spent most of the practice on the No. 2 field, working with the third stringers. Relax, he got some reps with the starters in team drills, so it's not like he's buried on the depth chart. Todd Bowles said the prized rookie has been going back and forth between the No. 1 and No. 2 fields throughout OTAs (organized team activities). The goal at this point is to get the young players as many reps as possible, which, in theory, should help the transition when they get to training camp.

3. Still hurting: This shouldn't come as a surprise, but cornerback Dee Milliner (Achilles' tendon) might not be ready for training camp, according to Bowles. Milliner had surgery eight months ago, but we're talking about a severe injury. It would be a shock if he doesn't begin training camp on the physically-unable-to-perform list. He could start the season there, too. Said Bowles: "You just want to be sure about those things. You don’t just want to throw people out there and have them have a bad reaction." Running back Stevan Ridley (knee surgery) also is a question mark for the start of camp. Safety Marcus Gilchrist (shoulder surgery) has missed the entire spring, but he should be cleared for camp, per Bowles.

4. Problem spot: Starting to get the feeling that right guard will be this year's version of the No. 2 receiver spot last summer. Remember? It was Eric Decker and bunch of wannabes with various levels of experience. The Jets waited for someone to step up to play opposite Decker, and no one did. At right guard, the incumbent is Willie Colon, but he's competing against Oday Aboushi and a cast of hundreds -- or so it seems. On Wednesday, Brian Winters and Brent Qvale split reps with the first team. Colon, who missed the practice to attend the NFL's broadcasting seminar in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, has been working on a limited basis this spring because of knee soreness. Who knows? By the time camp arrives, the Jets might have a six-man rotation, a la the New York Mets. Said Bowles: "You'll see a mixture throughout."

5. Fitz on the mend: Backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick moved pretty well for a guy who fractured a leg last December. On one play, he escaped the pocket and got into a footrace with Darrelle Revis toward the sideline. One defensive player shouted, "He's got some wheels." Fitzpatrick, he meant. He made the play of the day, a 50-yard scoring strike to Decker. Fitzpatrick still isn't 100 percent -- he's still regaining his stamina -- but he's ahead of schedule and should be a full go in training camp.