Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Chris Baker, Jason Trusnik placed on PUP list

Training Camp is just a day away, but already there is an interesting subplot as disgruntled tight end Chris Baker has been placed on the PUP list. He's been riding the stationary bike in practice, so maybe we shouldn't read anything into this, but you never know after the way the Jets handled Pete Kendall last year. Kendall was forced to live in the rookie dorms and was treated flippantly by the Jets FO. Baker has raised a similar stir this year so far. This time, the troublemaking player is replaceable with two capable backups, but the Jets still need to handle their best tight end better than they did their only left guard last year. Again, this could very easily be nothing, but it's an interesting start.

Hopefully Vernon Gholston gets signed sooner rather than later. The Jets have always been great about getting their guys into camp on time until Darrelle Revis's hold out last season. Not a lot has been reported yet about negotiations, but with Chris Long signed at #2, Gholston's contract will become closer to completed.

Trusnik, a backup linebacker, played 6 games last year, mostly on special teams, making 8 tackles.

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