Rex Ryan's praise quickly turned into a contract for Cory Reamer.
The former Alabama linebacker impressed the Jets so much that they've signed the undrafted free agent to a deal. The Jets also inked LB Brashton Satele (6-0, 241, Hawaii) and released LB Broderick Stewart (6-4, 232, Vanderbilt).
Reamer immediately caught Ryan's eye on Friday, and he knew he had a player in the 6-3, 231-pounder. There was no way he was going to let Reamer get away.
"Cory Reamer, we’re thinking about replacing [Mike] Pettine with him because this guy is sharp," Ryan cracked. "He’s calling out everything. Unfortunately, when he wasn’t in there, our defense was creative."
As for an overall assesment of the three-day rookie camp, as venerable commenter JohnZ59 asked for on the previous thread, let's make sure we keep it in perspective.
It's virtually impossible to tell what kind of impact a player will have when he's going up a bunch of untested, unproven guys fresh out of college who likely will never sniff an NFL roster, much less a game.
Let's wait before we start judging anything we saw over the weekend -- that includes RB Joe McKnight's struggles even though he admitted he was out of shape -- because remember, as Rex put it following Friday's morning practice, these guys barely even knew the plays.
It's not exactly the best of environments to get a true gauge on a player.
"It’s interesting," he said. "You get 56 players or so out there and two kickers, but you’re sitting back there like ‘Wow. These guys don’t know anything for our offense and defense.’ It’s kind of a humbling thing as a coach. You’ve got to just sit back. They don’t know what to do on offense. They don’t know what to do on defense, but you’re still watching the athleticism and guys running around."