After a long summer on the sidelines, running back Chris Ivory finally got down to practising with his New York Jet team-mates.
Ivory who missed all of training camp due to a lingering hamstring injury, participated in 9-on-7 drills on Monday in Corltand, New York.
This is a positive development for the Jets, who need Ivory to fortify the top of their depth chart at running back. If 100 percent, Ivory quickly should overtake Bilal Powell as the team's No. 1 running back.
As the Jets prepare to face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2 of the preseason, coach Rex Ryan told Rich Cimini of ESPN.com he'd like to see Ivory line up for the game.
"I hope he does play Saturday. He's a big powerful man. I think every Jet fan is looking forward to seeing him run."
Two other notable Jets dealing with injuries also played a part on Monday. Rookie quarterback Geno Smith started practice with the first team, yet many beat reporters noted how uneasy he looked on his questionable sprained ankle. Antonio Cromartie hurt his arm in practice yet after receiving evaluation stayed on the field and finished the session in a sleeve.
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