FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Geno Smith was back on the practice field, his sprained ankle feeling better and a limp only occasionally visible.
The New York Jets’ starting quarterback job is still undecided, and the rookie quarterback was ready to resume his pursuit.
“It felt a lot better,” Smith said Monday of his right ankle. “I was able to move a lot more fluidly, wasn’t thinking about it as much. The pain has gone down tremendously, so I’m able to do a lot of things I couldn’t do last week.”
For one, Smith wasn’t healthy enough to play in the team’s preseason game against Jacksonville last Saturday night. He was cleared for practice last week, but limped through the sessions until the Jets decided it would be smarter to let Smith rest up so he could approach this week without being hindered.
So where does the second-round pick stand now?