Pennington hoping to start opener

Jets QB Chad Pennington slowly but surely continues to recover from right shoulder surgery.

Updated: August 16, 2005, 8:44 PM ET
By Michael Smith |
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Here are five observations on the New York Jets, based on their Aug. 14-15 practices:

Michael Smith

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Michael Smith joined ESPN in July 2004 as a National Football League senior writer for, covering league news and major events such as the NFL Draft, NFL Playoffs and the Super Bowl, and continues to write breaking news stories. He is also a correspondent for E:60, ESPN's first multi-themed prime-time newsmagazine program, which debuted October 2007.