FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- While rookie cornerback Dexter McDougle made his organized team activities debut this week, several big-name New York Jets were still absent.
The most notable player to remain on the sideline was running back Chris Johnson, who continues to recover from offseason knee surgery. Coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday he didn't expect Johnson, who turns 29 in September and has 1,742 NFL carries under his belt, to participate much, if at all, in next week's minicamp.
"We'll probably err on the side of caution," Ryan said. "If they give him the green light, then we'll see. I just think that, if you're asking me, my opinion would be that if he does anything, it would be limited."
Cornerback Dee Milliner was limited as the Jets try to manage what they are calling hamstring tightness. Ryan said he hoped Milliner would be a full participant in minicamp.
Guard Willie Colon remains out until training camp as he works his way back from surgeries on his biceps and knee. Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley was out Wednesday due to a personal matter. Fellow wide receiver Jacoby Ford did not participate because he wasn't 100 percent, according to Ryan.
The Jets likely will have a new attendee next week, running back Mike Goodson, who wasn't present for any OTAs thus far. The troubled Goodson was arrested on drugs and weapons charges in May 2013, served a four-game suspension at the start of last season and played in just two games before tearing knee ligaments.
Between his off-field issues, his contract situation -- Goodson is owed no more guaranteed money -- and the Jets' upgraded running game, Goodson is a long shot at best to make the final 53-man roster. Even so, Ryan said Wednesday that he thinks Goodson will attend the minicamp.
"I mean, it's a mandatory thing," Ryan said, "so I would definitely expect him."