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Jets’ Geno Smith throws 6 TD passes in practice

New York Jets quarterbacks including quarterback Geno Smith

New York Jets quarterbacks including quarterback Geno Smith with the football participate in drills during training camp at Jets Atlantic Health Training Center on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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.

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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.

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