Back here with some observations from this mornings practice session. The afternoon practice -- which will be special teams only as Rex Ryan announced the rest of the team will have off -- will begin in about an hour. Rod will have everything you need from there. Until then...
Ryan described the morning session as a practice "dominated by the defense."
Despite the claim, the highlight of the practice came on special teams, as Mike Westhoff had the Jets go full contact and full speed in a kickoff drill. Full contact special teams drill are rare for Training Camp. Westhoff told reporters he was looking forward to the drill.
Joe McKnight, Antonio Cromartie and Aundrae Allison were back returning kicks for the Jets, but throughout the session highlights were provided between gunners and blockers, as some of the hardest hits of training camp thus far occurred during the drill.
-- Danny Woodhead dislodged the helmet of safety Donovan Warren while running the ball during the practice, eliciting loud remarks from Bart Scott.
-- Mark Sanchez went 6-16 with an interception by Jim Leonhard.
-- Nick Folk went 6-6 with a long of 53, and two kicks over 50 yards.
-- Santonio Holmes failed to reel in a one-handed catch from Sanchez after beating Antonio Cromartie.
-- Former Baltimore Raven Tony Siragusa was at practice.
-- Ryan said the Jets will run the ball less than the league leading 610 times they did in 2009, but still classified the team's mentality as "ground and pound".
Cornerback Brian Jackson out with a knee injury.
Brashton Satele out with an ankle injury, limited, favoring it
Nick Mangold never finished practice after hit in the head (temple) , Ryan said he should be fine.