As NFL training camps have started around the league, more and more news has come out about players and teams. Some guys look really good, some guys look lost, and it all means nothing. Last year, guys like Las Vegas Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles receivers Henry Ruggs and Jalen Reagor were going to tear up the league in their rookie seasons, and look where they ended up.
Often times, things get played up way too much in training camp. Because of this, fans should be more cautious than ever when it comes to reading anything about their favorite team during this time. That being said, some things are interesting to hear and talk about, and it makes this part of the season fun. Here are some interesting pieces of information from the New York Jets training camp update.
Cameron Clark Leaves with Apparent Neck Injury
Cameron Clark was a late round pick of the Jets in the 2020 NFL Draft, an offensive lineman from Charlotte. Clark saw no playing time in 2020, partially due to injury problems. During practice today, he collapsed, with limited movement in his extremities. There is no news of how it happened, but Robert Saleh made the right decision and ended practice early. Clark was brought to the hospital, and the team is awaiting further results from testing.
The Jets Have a Good Pass Rush!
In more positive news, the Jets seemingly have a good pass rush! Unfortunately, this does mean that the offensive line is potentially struggling. Carl Lawson has been absolutely feasting, putting up multiple sacks every day so far. Fans might take this as Mekhi Becton struggling in particular, as the two line up across each other, but as the saying goes, “Iron sharpens iron.” These players should make each other better. Some other pass rushers making plays include Bryce Huff, who had a sack against Morgan Moses while working with the first team defense, and John Franklin-Myers, who has some eyes on him this season.
Elijah Moore is Just as Good as Advertised
To end on some classic optimistic training camp news, Elijah Moore is looking just as good as advertised. In numerous videos posted to Twitter, as well as numerous reports from beat reporters, he looks unstoppable. Of course, part of that comes from a pretty poor defensive backs group, but he looks un-coverable. He makes people look silly, and should slot into the starting role sooner than later. Other receivers are looking good as well, including Braxton Berrios and, surprisingly, Vyncint Smith.
What about Zach Wilson? How is he doing? He supposedly looks like a rookie, throwing multiple interceptions so far this week. However, he has also looked like he has built some rapport with Elijah Moore, and THAT is something Jets fans should be excited for.
In sum, there have been some good reports, and there have been some bad reports. Regardless, at the end of the day, this is practice. Not everything that comes out of it is something to take seriously, but it is fun to see these things and turn them into talking points. Speculation is fun, and people being optimistic never killed anyone. This has been a recap of New York Jets Training Camp update.