Whether it was his nerves, his stomach flu, his conditioning or his introduction to the East Coast heat, Joe McKnight had a forgettable first two days as a pro. The former USC running back appeared exhausted during the morning practice on the second day of Jets’ rookie minicamp today. At one point, he was on his hands and knees as trainers applied wet towels on his neck.
McKnight suggested the combination of nerves and a tinge of a stomach virus contributed to his shaky performance. For the second consecutive day, McKnight struggled with pass-catching.
After the afternoon practice, McKnight admitted he "was not in good shape right now." "I'm in okay shape — but not the best," he added. "I can do better." McKnight pledged that he would stay in Florham Park for a few extra days to work out with coaches.