This is still one of the crazier things. Other than @Chief00 (trying to head off expected responses) no one saw pro potential in Boyle. His last college season was mediocre at best. Amazing path he has taken. Good for him.
>>Tight ends coach John Dunn said Griffin has been “a pleasant surprise,’’ calling him “the ultimate professional.’’
“I’ve been really, really impressed with how hard he works and how studious he is,’’ Dunn said. “He gets down on himself when he makes a mistake. You can tell he’s played the game. He’s got some knowledge, he’s got some recall, he’s very familiar with concepts. He’s obviously learning new terminology, but he works hard and goes about it the right way.’’<<
ATLANTA – The Jets officially broke training camp on Tuesday. They still have a few weeks of practice before the regular season gets here, but those practices will take on more of a regular-season …
>>Folorunso Fatukasi — Fatukasi is in a group of endangered species on the Jets roster these days: Mike Maccagnan late-round draft picks. Fatukasi, a defensive tackle, was a sixth-round pick in 2018 by the former GM and only played in one game as a rookie.
I thought he had very little chance of making it at a deep position for the Jets, but he has been impressive during camp. He stood out during the game last week and was even getting first-team reps in practice this week. Fatukasi has benefited from Leonard Williams, Steve McLendon and Henry Anderson all missing practice time lately. Fatukasi needs to keep showing up in preseason games to solidify a spot on the roster.<<
>>Pro Bowl cornerback Byron Jones took another step toward playing in the Sept. 8 season opener against the Giants. The Cowboys activated Jones off the physically unable to perform list Monday.
Jones has spent the spring and summer rehabbing after undergoing offseason hip surgery in March. He has never missed a game in his four-year NFL career. Jones, who moved from safety to being a full-time cornerback last season, is entering the final year of his contract.<<