FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Backup quarterback Geno Smith had an impressive day of practice Monday, throwing six red-zone touchdown passes. But as always, Jets coach Todd Bowles refused to get caught up in the moment.
“I’ve got to see the film,” he said. “He made some throws. I think he’s made progress and some strides. We’ll see on Thursday (the Jets’ preseason opener against the Jaguars) and in the next couple of games. But he’s doing a good job.”
According to the team’s first unofficial depth chart, Smith remains the No. 2 quarterback behind Ryan Fitzpatrick, followed by Bryce Petty and rookie Christian Hackenberg.
Robinson off PUP
The Jets’ banged-up group of running backs got a boost when Khiry Robinson was activated off the active/physically unable to perform (PUP) list. As scheduled, Robinson participated only in individual drills but he hasn’t been ruled out for the preseason opener. “We’re going to take a look at him some more and see how’s he feeling, see if he has any soreness, and we’ll make a game-time decision,” Bowles said.
RB Matt Forte (hamstring) still is sidelined and not expected to play Thursday . . . WR Eric Decker (leg soreness) didn’t participate, but Bowles expects him to practice Tuesday. WR Brandon Marshall (rest) sat out a portion of team drills . . . WR Anthony Kelly and DL Christo Bilukidi were signed, and DL Julien Obioha was waived/injured . . . WR Chris King was placed on the reserve/did not report list after he failed to show for camp. King was claimed off waivers two days ago after 23-year-old WR Titus Davis quit football and left camp.