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One day after looking sharp, Aaron Rodgers was relegated to the sidelines. 

On the second day of Phase 3 OTAs, with media in attendance, the 39-year old quarterback did not participate in practice drills. 

Rodgers was in uniform and appeared active during warmups, according to multiple reporters on site.

When practice started, Zach Wilson was quarterbacking the first-string offense with Rodgers on the sideline sans helmet. The veteran quarterback apparently tweaked an ankle at some point during the warmup period. 

Rodgers remained out on the field for the duration of practice and was seen, at times, presumably sharing insight with his fellow signal callers.

On Monday, the Jets' social media team posted a video clip of Rodgers escaping the pocket and running for a touchdown during a practice rep. 

The fact that Rodgers is present for this voluntary portion of the offseason program should excite the Jets. The future Hall-of-Famer dipped out on workouts with Green Bay last spring, but has seemingly made a serious effort to show a commitment to his new team. 

The Jets will need Nathaniel Hackett's Rodgers-led offense is mid-season form come Week 1. The Green & White open the season with a daunting six-game stretch that features the likes of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and three-time AFC East winning Buffalo Bills.

Any potential injury, even if minor, would slow the acclimation process for Rodgers and the Jets. Even though he's comfortable in Hackett's scheme, he'll need some time to connect with his new teammates in on-field game situations.

Prior to the practice session, head coach Robert Saleh addressed reporters and noted that Breece Hall and Mekhi Becton would not participate on Tuesday as they work their way back from knee surgeries. He said Alijah Vera-Tucker, who had offseason pectoral surgery, would be "out there" at practice.


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