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Geno Smith back on the practice field for the Jets

Geno Smith


This time, they’re OK with it. And not just because he’s wearing a shirt.

The Jets announced via their Twitter account that quarterback Geno Smith was back on the practice field Monday.

Granted, Smith was wearing a red no-contact jersey, and didn’t have a helmet, but it’s a positive development for him after having his jaw broken by former teammate IK Enemkpali earlier this month (perhaps he should have been wearing red then).

The Jets were not thrilled when he was photographed doing some shirtless throwing two days after he had plates inserted into his face, explaining later their primary concern was infection so soon after his surgery.

He’s still expected to miss time in the regular season, with General Manager Mike Maccagnan saying last week he didn’t think it would be as many as eight, but probably closer to four.