Jets cornerback Brian Poole was back on the field at practice Tuesday, nearly three weeks after he exited the team’s first practice dehydrated.
Poole had an extreme reaction to the dehydration brought on by an underlying condition. He spent a few hours in the hospital getting checked out, and the Jets were cautious about allowing him to return to practice.
“It was kind of scary,” Poole said of his reaction.
The Jets are counting on Poole to be their slot corner, a role he filled last season.
Poole, one of the team’s better defensive players in 2019, was limited to a certain number of snaps on Tuesday but expects to be 100 percent by the end of the week.
“He was bugging me for the last, like two or three days of, ‘I’m good, I’m good, I’m good,’ ” coach Adam Gase said. “I think our training room did a good job of making sure we’re checking all the boxes and we didn’t rush anything, even though he wanted to get out there. But to see him be able to get out there and the excitement he had, he looked like a guy that was his first day playing football, he was jacked up.”
Rookie RB La’Mical Perine had a scary moment on Sunday when he was tackled awkwardly at the team’s practice at MetLife Stadium. But the ankle injury he sustained is not as bad as it looked.
“I feel like we got lucky there. As bad as that looked, it’s a low ankle,” Gase said. “We had MRIs, we did everything to make sure there wasn’t any kind of fractures, there wasn’t any ligament damage. So hopefully we’ll get him back a lot sooner than the way that play looked.”
Gase sounded hopeful that rookie WR Denzel Mims could be on the practice field soon. Mims has missed all of training camp with a hamstring injury. The Jets are running out of time to get him ready for the season opener against the Bills on Sept. 13.
“We’ll see, I’m not going to predict anything,” Gase said, “hopefully we get him back towards the end of the week to where we can kind of see where he’s at and how he’s moving around and see if he’s used these last few weeks to really increase his knowledge of the offense. We’ll get him out there, and we’ll kind of see what happens over the next 10 days.”
Gase said LB Patrick Onwuasor is out at least 4-5 weeks with the knee injury he suffered earlier in camp.
New center Connor McGovern has big expectations for the offense.
“I think we’re an extremely well-balanced offense. I’m excited for this year,” McGovern said. “Once everyone is back and ready to go for Week 1, I think we’re going to be a pretty dangerous offense.”