Plenty of ups and downs and human drama today at the Jets' OTA, the eighth of 11 such sessions. Here goes:
As I noted in the previous post, RB Thomas Jones was here but didn't talk to reporters. RB-KR Leon Washington was still a no-show.
FS Kerry Rhodes deflected questions about the rape that is alleged to have taken place in his townhouse in Morristown, N.J., near the Jets' training facility. "It's a pending legal matter and I can't talk about it," he said numerous times. The Morris County Prosecutor's office has said that Rhodes is not a "target" of the investigation.
"I appreciated that," Rhodes said. "When the prosecutor's office made that comment about the matter, I was very happy about that."
LB David Harris took a helmet in the mouth when Jim Leonhard collided with him while running at full speed and trying to field a punt. Harris left practice and didn't return, but Ryan said he didn't lose any teeth and was fine.
QB Kellen Clemens went 8-for-14 with one INT during 11-on-11 drills, but dashed from the field shortly before practice ended to be with his pregnant wife, about to deliver their second child. Kellen and his wife, Nicole, already have a daughter, 1-year-old Kate Elizabeth.