FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Saturday's wake-up call, Day 17 of New York Jets training camp:
What's happening: With one preseason game in the books, the Jets (1-0) return to practice after a day off. The session is open to the public (with a ticket) and begins at 1:50 p.m. Check the weather forecast; there's a chance of rain. The team also has issued tips on how to deal with the extreme heat.
What's hot: The first practice after a preseason game always is interesting because you may notice subtle lineup changes. The coaches sometimes tweak the internal depth chart based on their evaluations from the game. Younger players who might get a longer look include defensive lineman Shelby Harris, linebacker Julian Stanford, safety Doug Middleton and wide receiver Charone Peake. As always, we'll be monitoring the quarterback reps. Will Todd Bowles give Bryce Petty any work as the No. 2? ... Injured running back Matt Forte (hamstring), yet to practice, will be under the spotlight. It's too soon to panic, but he probably won't play next week if he misses a few more practices -- and then it's time to worry. ... The Jets are beat up at running back. The latest injury: Dominique Williams, who has a concussion. That leaves only three healthy backs -- Bilal Powell, Romar Morris and Matthew Tucker. Khiry Robinson, recovered from a broken leg, could get his first full-time work after limited work last week. Veteran Bernard Pierce, who pulled a hamstring soon after signing at the start of camp, could be on shaky ground. ... Two injuries on the offensive line bear watching: James Carpenter (leg) and Breno Giacomini (back), who hasn't practiced. Right tackle is becoming an issue. Ben Ijalana started for Giacomini on Thursday night, but he has been a career backup.