Burnett said his hernia may be a bit of a blessing in disguise, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. "It helps me to stay within myself," Burnett said. "A couple of pitches, when I tried to do too much, I could tell it wasn't right, but every time I was simple and just nice and easy, I was able to make the pitches."
Burke said his surgically repaired finger remains stiff and incapable of bending fully, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. "Itís still stiff," he said. "... It healed, but Iím not able to bend it all the way yet. Iím going to work on that a lot."
Johnson, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery back in January to repair a meniscus tear, indicated Thursday that there are no signs of arthritis in his knee, the Daily News reports. "No, thatís not accurate," said Johnson, who signed with the Jets on Wednesday. "I'm pretty sure if they had major concerns of my knee or whatever, pretty sure I wouldnít have passed the physical."
While ESPN's Adam Schefter suggests that the Jets have some concerns about the condition of Johnson's knee, said concerns were evidently not serious enough to deter the team from inking the running back to a two-year deal.