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Jets ‘can’t wait’ to face new opponents against Eagles

These Jets will step onto the sphere towards a special staff for the primary time on Friday night time in Philadelphia, once they open the preseason towards the Eagles. Like all preseason openers, it’ll carry all of the air of pleasure, till everybody concerned remembers that the event isn’t a lot in any respect. 

Living proof: There was no suave dodging when Jets coach Robert Saleh was requested about his recreation plan on Monday. He shall be doing the identical factor in Yr 2 as he did in Yr 1. 

“We’re planning on taking part in all our guys for a collection or two,” Saleh stated. “So it’ll in all probability find yourself being 1 / 4. That’s for the primary group after which the seconds [and] thirds will end off the sport.” 

That’s one thing — and it’s a higher measuring stick than apply. However it’s not a lot. 

Final yr, Saleh waited till the third preseason recreation, towards the Giants, to present his starters some actual run. That method might change this yr — he’s been conversing with Giants coach Brian Daboll on one of the simplest ways to go about issues, although it didn’t look like something has been determined as of but. 

Robert Saleh
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Corey Davis
Corey Davis
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Regardless of the commonly lackluster tenor of preseason soccer, the Jets are nonetheless excited to get going, and to indicate what they will do towards anyone carrying a special uniform. 

“I can’t wait,” receiver Corey Davis stated. “It will get aggressive out right here, working routes in entrance of the identical dudes, they kinda get to be on you a bit of bit. However it’s good trigger you gotta swap up your routes a bit of bit, make all the things look totally different. I’m excited to get in entrance of some new faces.” 

Sauce Gardner shall be watched carefully as he makes his debut after being picked fourth general in April’s NFL draft. 

“I can’t wait,” Gardner stated. “That’s what I pray for.” 

When it was put to him that it is perhaps a bit odd to sit down on the bench after the primary quarter-hour, Gardner selected the second to concentrate on what’s forward. 

“It’ll give me one thing to stay up for when the common season truly begins,” he stated. 


LB Jamien Sherwood earned the nickname “Florham Park Strangler” from Saleh final week. He’s taking it in stride, calling the identify “fairly cool.” 

“That truly began on particular groups, you already know like they are saying I acquired these lengthy arms,” the 6-foot-2 Sherwood stated. “So we do these drills — the objective is to compete, so I simply put my arms on him. I simply attempt to win. After which in the end grow to be the Florham Park Strangler.”

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