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Antwan Barnes hopes to be ready for training camp

LB Antwan Barnes, who missed the last 11 games of 2013 due to a knee injury, hopes to be healthy in time for training camp (Dyer, July 9).

Barnes, 29, has been working his way back since suffering the injury during week five of last season, and is making significant progress:

“I feel it getting stronger. I’m probably past 70 percent at this point. I think it will continue to get better and continue to not just heal, but get stronger.”

As far as whether he’ll be 100 percent in time for training camp, Barnes said he’ll “let the trainers and the medical staff handle all that,” but expressed optimism that he’s getting better and making progress every day.

The Jets signed Barnes to a three-year deal last March.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Barnes’ knowledge of Rex Ryan’s defense from their days together in Baltimore certainly helped when the pass rushing specialist saw time on the field in 2013.  Barnes was good at hurrying and pressuring the quarterback and with another year under the belt of the Sons of Anarchy, Barnes could provide experience and production off the bench in his sub package.

If Barnes doesn’t make the final roster, Jermaine Cunningham might be the team’s potential replacement.  Cunningham comes to the Jets from the Patriots and has seemingly had a good spring.

Regardless, the depth competition will be good as whoever runs the situational pass rush package will benefit from a great defensive scheme and great line ahead of it.




55 comments
jaym
jaym

@AdamSchefter

NFL supplemental draft came and went today without anyone being picked. Last player picked in supplemental draft was Josh Gordon in 2012.

jdb4
jdb4

Well LaKendrick Ross goes through undrafted in the supplemental draft.

a57se
a57se

Looking at the Jets 2014 games they have 5 straight against Pass happy clubs culminating in week 6 at home against Peyton and the Broncos.

It would be nice to have Barnes healthy for those 5 games as his skillset will be much needed.


harold
harold

I expected an update.  This is the same story from the end of May right?  Not sure how this gives us any indication if he will be ready or not.

NYYJ
NYYJ

Sounds wonderful

BDarc23
BDarc23

@harold So is he still only 70% or what that his may estimate. Scary since players are always optimistic with there "percent healthy"

a57se
a57se

@harold 

Plus wasn't this exact post up yesterday? I guess they bumped it up top...

Must have been the clamor for Barnes info!

levi
levi

@Hanknaples Hmmm I wonder who will have more sacks Hank, "Barney" or Jordy? Jordy got the juice on his side as apposed to an injury from Barnes but its still a tough call.

Bent
Bent moderator


@Hanknaples You loved him too when you predicted the Jets would never be able to afford the $8m per year you claimed he was worth.

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

@juunit @Ceifus Hornswoggle 

It was many years ago, but in the middle of one night I turned on some ESPN channel.  The competition was car flipping.  The driver would floor it, hit this sort of side ramp with the passenger wheels, and then see how many times the car would roll.  That's the lowest bar content I've ever seen.

a57se
a57se

@Hanknaples @a57se 

Hank, you like Germany to go all the way or are you rooting for your So. American rivals?

You gotta hate penalty kicks deciding games, right?

a57se
a57se

@Hanknaples @a57se 

He has only had two seasons where he has played in less than 11 games Hank...there is probably a good chance he'll be playing those games.

Brendan
Brendan

@Hanknaples And neither is the team, hence why they added OLB talent in the draft and re-signed Pace. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@BDarc23 @harold The comments he made to Kristian were over a month ago:


“I’m feeling great, continuing to get stronger,” Barnes said (Metro New York, June 8). “I’m getting there. It does feel better, it really does. I feel it getting stronger. I’m probably past 70 percent at this point. I think it will continue to get better and continue to not just heal, but get stronger."

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se It's not the first time they've taken the last post from a previous day that was largely ignored and move it up to the top the day after. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jaym So? He's an UDFA, how much could he cost? 

Brendan
Brendan

@Ceifus Hornswoggle I remember watching lawnmower racing on some random ESPN channel years ago. Those things fly, and they had crashes that left flesh and metal in one giant tangled mess. Late-night obscure ESPN stuff is the most entertaining programming that network offers. 

a57se
a57se

@Hanknaples @levi 

What happens to jordy the beast when the steroids wear off?

His weenie and every other muscle shrivels?

cosmicwy
cosmicwy

@Hanknaples doesn't he get injured often?  why does imply he needs his head on straight.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @jaym


He'd get the minimum and probably no signing bonus, but of course he'd earn his per diem at camp.


Still don't really expect it.  Who are you cutting on the eve of camp to bring this guy in?

jdb4
jdb4

@Brendan @jaym 

League minimum, hell maybe less as a camp invite, could be for as little as $50,000

jdb4
jdb4

@Brendan @Ceifus Hornswoggle 

They used to have paintball tournaments, lumberjack competitions and the dog competitions.

I miss when ESPN was entertaining. 

a57se
a57se

@Hanknaples @a57se 

I think I would slowly remove players from each squad. Maybe every ten minutes of extra time each team loses a player until there are only like 4-6 guys left out there...tough to go into a shell that way!

a57se
a57se

@Hanknaples @a57se 

Yeah...sudden death seems the best way to me but then teams would go into a shell and the matches might go on for days.


Brendan
Brendan

@Hanknaples He'll be on the 53 man roster if he's healthy because he's one of the 53 best players on the team. If he's not healthy, he won't be. 

Brendan
Brendan

@Hanknaples I'm not saying you're right, I'm saying the team has obviously taken measures to minimize the loss of Barnes this year. 


I'd be willing to bet he is healthy, but in the event he's not it's not a disaster. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent @BDarc23 @harold I think what happened is that Kristian tweeted out an old story and our editors picked it up believing it was news.  No big deal, it's still the same situation I guess.

Brendan
Brendan

@Hanknaples Yeah, saying "this sort of thing is pretty common" is over the top. Coming from you, whose every single post is over the top and obnoxious. Take a hike, Hank. 

a57se
a57se

@Bent @Brendan 

How about one of the excess O'Linemen or WR's?

Or One of the CB's who doesn't have a snowballs chance in Hell of making the team?


tsjc68
tsjc68

Lowell Rose? Patrick Ford? Zach Thompson? Tim Fugger?

I'd rather have Ross, Lipford, and Shead than any of those four.

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent One of the bottom rung guys that probably wouldn't make the team anyway? I don't see the harm in bringing an extremely athletic big man into the fold for training camp if he's costing you no picks. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jdb4 If I were Idzik, I'd just keep emailing his agent pictures of Harrison. 

jsadolph
jsadolph

@jdb4 @Brendan @Ceifus Hornswoggle 

I always liked the Figure 8 races that had 2 cars welded together and one guy would stear the front wheels and run the gas pedel and the other guy would stear the Back wheels and run the brakes.

a57se
a57se

@Bent @a57se 

The Beat does stuff like that all the time...they'll save quotes for low-news days.


So is germany going to destroy Argentina?

Do you really like the penalty kicks deciding games?

a57se
a57se

@Hanknaples 

Brylcream...the original mens hair stiffener!

With my Afro in HS, i didn't have to worry about that kind of stuff!

jdb4
jdb4

@Brendan @jdb4 

One picture - Rex, Dunbar, Wilkerson, Richardson, Ellis, Coples, Harrison

jdb4
jdb4

@Ceifus Hornswoggle @jdb4 @Brendan 

Well that is the result of conglomeration.  

Less competition and things become more bottom line and ratings driven. Less innovation and less risk.

a57se
a57se

@Hanknaples @a57se 

Ba-Da-Boom...

a57se
a57se

@Hanknaples 

Not here...they opened a new clinic about a year ago and this place is pretty tight.