Jets OK with Mike Goodson's absence
CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Running back Mike Goodson was a no-show as training camp opened Thursday, but Rex Ryan said the Jets aren't upset. "We knew Mike was not going to report and we understand why he's not here,'' the coach said in a statement.
Goodson, who was placed on the "Reserve Did Not Report'' list, was one of new general manager John Idzik's first free-agent signings. But Goodson's brief Jets tenure has been disrupted by legal issues since his May 17 arrest. He pleaded not guilty to five drugs and weapons charges last month.
Braylon happy, lighter
Braylon Edwards said he waited all offseason for a call from the Jets. Now that he's back, he couldn't be happier.
"Like I've always said in the past, this feels like home,'' said the wide receiver, who passed his physical Wednesday. "The people here have always made me feel welcome and I feel like I've done my best work here. So to be back in Cortland at the start of camp is a blessing.''
He said he's at 214 pounds, down from 228 when the Jets claimed him off waivers from Seattle last December.
Edwards, 30, said he's "definitely 100-percent healthy. [Ryan will] control my reps based off of what he sees, and he'll see a healthy guy.''
Ryan said he's "a little disappointed'' that unsigned first-round pick Dee Milliner did not report . . . The Jets' other first-rounder, DL Sheldon Richardson, signed Thursday . . . Ryan said WR Santonio Holmes (PUP) will "definitely'' be in camp . . . RB/KR Joe McKnight has not passed a physical and went on the the active non-football injury list . . . The Jets reached injury settlements with DE Jake McDonough and WR Thomas Mayo.