The New York Jets are planning to hold free practice on Thursday in New Jersey, with the first half of practice slated to start at 6 p.m.
Coach Todd Bowles said the Jets will do “everything we can to get a good workout going” for the season opener against the Washington Redskins on Sept. 3, but that they’re not ready to make any big changes in the roster just yet.
“We’ll do everything we can for this,” Bowles told reporters Tuesday.
“We’ve got a lot of depth.
We’re not trying to do too much.
We’ll do what we can.”
The Jets are in desperate need of more production out of the offense, which has averaged only 12.5 points per game in 2016.
They’ve been missing quarterback Geno Smith, who has been sidelined by a concussion since Week 3, and running back Bilal Powell.
They’ve also been unable to find an answer at wide receiver, where they rank second-to-last in the NFL in receptions (19) and yards (531).
Bowles and offensive coordinator Greg Olson have been trying to add some speed to the offense this offseason, and the Jets are hoping to get at least one more big play from receiver Quincy Enunwa, who caught eight passes last season and has averaged 12.3 yards per catch.
“It’s important for us to get those three guys in there, but I think the other guys will come back,” Bowle said.
“The good thing is we have depth.
The guys that we’re trying to get are going to come back.”
The team plans to open practice at a different facility on Wednesday, with a home-and-home series against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept, 4.
The Jets have not played since Week 4, when they lost 27-17 at Tampa Bay.
They have played three games at Yankee Stadium since, winning three of them.