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Antwan Barnes thinks he’ll “probably” be ready for training camp

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Time is running short for players rehabbing injuries to make it back onto the field when training camps open later this month and Jets linebacker Antwan Barnes is one of those playing beat the clock.

Barnes tore his ACL early last season and has spent the time since September rehabbing in hopes of returning to the field this season. Barnes says he’s made it more than 70 percent of the way back in his rehab and that he’s taking it easy right now because he doesn’t want to set back his recovery at this point.

“I will let the trainers and the medical staff handle all that. I don’t put put timetables [on injuries], I just want to do work,” Barnes said, via Metro New York “But everyday I’m feeling better and I feel progress. It’s good. You don’t want to push too hard, hurry back too fast. Then you get hurt again and that doesn’t help this team. I just want to get back there man and play. I miss football and miss being out there with these guys.”

Barnes had two sacks in five games for the Jets last season and he’ll be in line for a pass rushing job again this year if his knee is sound enough for him to play.

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11 Responses to “Antwan Barnes thinks he’ll “probably” be ready for training camp”
  1. jaygatsbytheoneandonly says: Jul 9, 2014 4:43 PM

    Barnes is an underrated but big part of our pass rushing. He’ll be big in our season this year for our defense.

    LETS GO J-E-T-S! Jets Jets Jets!

  2. ravensrunthenfl says: Jul 9, 2014 5:37 PM

    Lol just another ex raven signed by rex who’s over the hill and useless. He’ll never learn.
    #5-11
    #jetswanttobetheravens
    #thenagaineveryonedoes

  3. TheDPR says: Jul 9, 2014 6:23 PM

    ACLs are odd. Some guys are ready to go in 8 or 9 months and other guys take a year and a half.

  4. dcapettini says: Jul 9, 2014 7:53 PM

    I hardly think that Barnes is “over the hill” at age 29. On the other hand, after going from Baltimore to Philadelphia to San Diego to New York, you have to wonder about “never was”.

  5. cantfakethefunk says: Jul 9, 2014 8:19 PM

    Seem to remember Barnes sacking Flacco four times in a game once.

  6. ravens2xworldchamps says: Jul 9, 2014 9:41 PM

    Washed up Ravens leftovers, classic jets

  7. JackedUpSports says: Jul 9, 2014 11:37 PM

    underrated player in this league when healthy

  8. natelan says: Jul 10, 2014 7:23 AM

    Karma for bailing on San Diego.

  9. agcooney108 says: Jul 10, 2014 7:51 AM

    i truthfully hope they let cunningham take his spot, he’s just too frail

  10. jetsuperbowlchamps says: Jul 10, 2014 3:13 PM

    Jets 11-5 this year people even with the tough schedule !!

  11. jetsuperbowlchamps says: Jul 10, 2014 5:17 PM

    Jets will win the Super Bowl in the next few years!!!!

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