FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – There's good news for the New York Jets as two starters on last year's offense, left guard Brian Winters and fullback Tommy Bohannon, appear to be making significant strides in being ready for the upcoming season.
Winters, who suffered a torn ACL in mid-October, will only participate in individual workouts during this week's voluntary minicamp. He spent the offseason split between rehabbing from the injury in Arizona and the Jets facility.
He won't be ready to be a full participant in this week's minicamp or any of the offseason workouts but he should be ready for training camp as well as preseason.
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“Rehab has been good, recovering well. Not really pushing it too hard but I'm right on track. Was training out in Arizona and here as well,” Winters told Metro on Tuesday.
“Really can't put a number on it right now. They just want me to be back and healthy for camp,”
As for Bohannon, who had a broken collarbone early in the season, he is ready to be a full-go as of this week. Bohannon spent his offseason split between the Jets facility and the Parisi training center in north Jersey, working on getting faster or strength.
He's beyond the rehab point, he said, and is now ready to begin contributing and practicing. John Conner, signed last September to replace Bohannon when he was moved to the Injured Reserve list, is not with the team.
“I was fully cleared right before the season was over so I'm ready to go and get back into it,” Bohannon told Metro.
“No limitations or anything like that.”
Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick spoke to the media on Tuesday and said that his left leg injury is continuing to heal and he will be ready by training camp. He will be limited during offseason workouts with the goal of getting him ready for training camp.