Geno Smith can't help but be excited. The arrival of Brandon Marshall has added some star power to the Jets' receiving corps, and Saturday's Green and White practice was a perfect example.

"I think tonight was a glimpse of it," Smith said, referring to Marshall's skill set. "His physical nature in the red zone. He's a guy that's hard to guard one-on-one, so he'll maybe draw some double-teams that can open up some things in the running game or open up some things for the other [receivers]."

"But we have to see. We have to keep working. The expectations are definitely high around here but it's a long process that we've got to go through."

The 6-4, 230-pound Marshall hauled in two touchdown passes at MetLife Stadium -- a 35-yarder against Antonio Cromartie and a 1-yarder against Darrelle Revis.

As for whether or not Marshall pushed off on Cromartie, he insisted he didn't. "Yeah, I would [admit it if I did," he said. "I'm a transparent person."

Despite a slow start for the offense, the unit rebounded in the latter stages of practice, and the Jets are eager to see what the future brings with Marshall on their side.

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"Man, I think it's exciting for all of us," Smith said. "Not just for myself, but for this offense, for this team, the fans, the community. Everyone gets a chance to see what he brings to this offense."

Added Marshall: "Geno's doing a great job of developing that [rapport] with everybody on the offense. And we need that. As long as we can get better every single day, I think we'll have a chance."

Jet streams

Wide receiver Walt Powell had a 65-yard touchdown catch and running back Bilal Powell added a 39-yard run . . . Powell later suffered a groin injury and wide receiver T.J. Graham and tight end Steve Maneri suffered hamstring injuries. Running back Zac Stacy appeared to tweak an ankle after fumbling near the goal line . . . Defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson (hamstring) and wide receiver Shaq Evans (bruised ribs) did not practice. It was the fifth straight missed practice for Wilkerson . . . According to the Jets, more than 10,000 fans were in attendance.