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Jets Announce Long Island Training Camp Date

Posted by Randy Lange on July 27, 2011 – 8:36 am

We are rapidly preparing to post the Jets’ 2011 training camp schedule on newyorkjets.com. It’s not quite ready yet but will be posted early this morning, and I don’t have details on the full schedule yet.

But I can tell you that one date is firmed up. The Jets will return to Long Island for a special practice night at Hofstra University on Thursday, Aug. 25.

While the Jets’ base of operations and this year’s training camp will be conducted at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, N.J., for the third consecutive summer the Green & White will return to their roots to hold a summer session for their Long Island faithful.

The practice on Aug. 25 will be held in Hofstra’s James H. Shuart Stadium, across Hempstead Turnpike from the team’s former headquarters in Weeb Ewbank Hall. This night practice is set to kick off at 6 p.m., with activities and attractions scheduled both before and after the practice.

I’ll bring you a rundown of the night’s schedule as soon as I get that information, and we’ll report on the full schedule as soon as we can post it this morning.


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58 Responses to “Jets Announce Long Island Training Camp Date”

  1. By Danny on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Did the Jets sign any rookie FA’s yet

  2. By Danny on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Will most if not all practice be open to the public?

  3. By Randy Lange on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Danny, to answer both of your questions at once, the Jets have not announced any signings of undrafted free agents yet, although many media outlets have speculated on signings. We’ll post them as soon as we get them from Mike Tannenbaum’s office. And as usual most Jets training camp practices will be open to the public. The schedule will be available on newyorkjets.com this morning.

  4. By Marty Green on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Can’t wait!!!!!!! I think we are all ready for some football. Lets Go Jets!!!!

  5. By Tom Spicer on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    The Jets are pursuing free agent CB Phillip Buchanon, according to beat writer John Keim.
    Despite working for the Examiner, Keim’s sources are respected on the ‘Skins beat. While the Jets are working on possibly adding Nnamdi Asomugha and considering re-signing free agent Antonio Cromartie, it appears they are also looking to add secondary depth. Buchanon projects as a nickel corner

  6. By Randy Lange on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Don, for training camp practices at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, it’s standing room only and capacity is on a first-come-first-served basis.

  7. By Don on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Will there be limited seating/admittance at the NJ facility? Never been there and curious if it’s small/first-come-first serve

  8. By IRA on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Great job going back to Hofstra again where the teams roots are from. Oh btw i highly doubt there will be any hamburgers this year. HaHa!
    GO JETS!!!!

  9. By Cathy on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Big props to Woody Johnson for keeping his promise to his Long Island fan base.

  10. By Tom Spicer on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Woody good luck in retirement & MR.T great move in signing Hunter.

  11. By JOE on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    what no jersey camps ( ITS GO TIME BOYZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!)

  12. By Tom Spicer on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Jets agreed to terms with Santonio Holmes on a five-year deal.

  13. By Tom Spicer on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi hears that talks between the Jets and free agent Nnamdi Asomugha are “serious and I mean serious.”
    As the post-lockout era enters its second 24 hours of action, the Jets are the only team linked to Asomugha. He may be willing to take less to play in New York, and players such as Mark Sanchez are willing to restructure their deals to make it work. Quickly, there appears to be an increasing likelihood that the two best corners in the league will be lining up across from each other.

  14. By Joe Rodrigues on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Will full training schedule be posted today

  15. By Randy Lange on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Joe R, we’re working on it. Yes, it should be posted today.

  16. By IRA on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah i tolfd you guys Holmes would get 50 mill. Congrats to SH. 24 guaranteed and well deserved. Next up Asomugha but then who covers the middle of the field?

  17. By GJ on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Does anyone know if training camp in Florham Park is open to the public all the time or on specific dates?

  18. By Randy Lange on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    GJ, most but not all of the training camp practice days will be open to the public. We are preparing the training camp schedule to be posted as soon as possible today on newyorkjets.com.

  19. By wayne on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, Ira, the man petitioning for Edwards….What’d I tell ya and most of you guys thinking they were equal………….Now you can start wrapping your mind around Mr. Randy Moss……Rex sees him dancing like sugar plumbs in his head.

  20. By Ron S on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    I hope there is an open practice on Monday, thats the last day of my vacation and would love to take my daughter

  21. By IRA on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Wayne, Thats right Moss i wouldn’t be surprised is a package deal with Holmes. ames agents 2 for 1. Wish Edwards the best he really had a very good year last year and was a big part of them going as far as they did.
    GO JETS!!!!

  22. By dougmc on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Santonio was key…It would be great to keep Edwards and B.Smith but not as important as signing Holmes. Pay Asomugha…we weren’t getting the “hometown discount” from Cro anyway. Can’t wait to see how this unfolds.
    Let”s Go Jets!!!!

  23. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Kudos to Arte who was the first I heard to advance the sign Holmes/sacrifice Edwards/sign R Moss for cheap scenario. Kudos to me and others for never giving up on the dream of Aso and Revis at CB. Ira, Antwan Barnes may be one guy Rex expects to help in the middle but the main thing is that we’re only a day into this craziness and Mr. T seems to be on steroids. What isn’t said enough is that with the signing of Hunter and Holmes, we have almost no major needs on O and can now focus on D and ST. Like the idea of McKnight and Powell fighting it out to pick up reps that LT loses. Ducasse isn’t out of the picture, just a few yrs away, probably on the rt side. Wonder if we could get Feely back? He’s gotta be kicking not footballs but himself.

  24. By GaryC on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Hunter signing is needed, ducasse I still believe is a guard, could be moore’s replacement in time.brad smith still getting no love, he is the same player as josh cribbs,and they know how to utilize him,if jets do not bring back edwards and smith,where is the size coming from, Turner,maybe.they should still look at Zach Miller of raiders and have a double tightend set with keller.jet fan tom,64, don’t knock the patriots with their draft choices,nothing wrong with building a team from within, wish we had 3 super bowls,and last but not least, seeing we have holmes back again,I guess everything with him is alright now.

  25. By richard wilbert on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    how do you get the on field passes for the practice at hofstra

  26. By Randy Lange on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    richard, no field passes are being issued for the Hofstra practice.

  27. By Tom Spicer on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Jets agreed to terms with Santonio Holmes on a five-year, $50 million contract.
    The best receiver — and maybe best player available — is off the market with $24 million guaranteed in his pocket. While the money the Redskins offered was likely higher and tempting, sticking with the contending Jets is surely the right move for Holmes. And with free agent Braylon Edwards likely moving on

  28. By mrs moore on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    The NO-FLY ZONE has never been done. It could be a HALL OF FAME move. With the No-Fly Zone and one Real Pass Rusher to go with Pace, we may have a Hall of Fame Defense. If Asomugha can think about another contract besides the Jets, he can’t SEE the Future very well. Imagine the endorsements Revis and Asomugha would get in NY? They would make alot more in endorsements in NY than their contracts. The NFL Fame of the NO-FLY Zone would be like a Michael Jordan thing. The Kids used to think about “Be Like Mike.” Imagine the Role Models these two guys could be. All the Media and the endorsements would pay. It would be so fun to watch. Just like they used to flock to New York to watch Broadway Joe, the fanbase would swell. Asomugha Just Say Yes!

  29. By Tom Spicer on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora reports free agent Randy Moss has “emerged as an option” for the Jets.
    The Jets aren’t going to pay big money to both Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards, so Moss is now the favorite on what may be an incentive-laden contract. Coach Rex Ryan and GM Mike Tannenbaum have made no secret of their respect for Moss’ skills. Even if Moss is only running a handful of routes at this stage of his career, he’s a more dangerous receiver than Plaxico Burress. One source tell the New York Daily News, “I think it’s going to happen.”

  30. By scjoe on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    What some of you are forgetting when you say this guy or that guy wont sign with another team because they have no QB, or they are not a contender etc. Most of these FAs, probably 90% will sign with who pays them the most period! You would be fooling yourself if you believe the majority of these guys will go somewhere else for substantially less just because of the QB or even the coach for that matter. Remember, I am saying for “substantially less” for a little bit less that may be a factor.

  31. By sbj on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    For the Hofstra practice, do we need to buy tickets or is it first come first served?

  32. By Randy Lange on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    sbj, the Hofstra training camp practice is free and open to the public on a first-come-first-served basis. No ticket is required.

  33. By Tom Spicer on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    NFL Network’s Mike Lombardi reports that the Jets are prepared to pay free agent Nnamdi Asomugha $12 million a year.
    The question is whether that will cut it for Asomugha, who at the start of free agency was rumored to be commanding upwards of $20 million per season. In the story linked below, SI’s Peter King insists, “If you don’t think Rex Ryan is pushing for this, you’re crazy.” The Jets, for now, look to be the front-runners for Asomugha

  34. By scjoe on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Randy, it looks as though Brad Smith will sign with another team, Clemens already has, what were the tenders for each?

  35. By Danny on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    We weren’t getting the “hometown discount” from Cromartie. Nice guy, after what the jets did for him when he 1st got here. He got the advance to pay his back child support to his 9-10-11 kids or how many he has…. He don’t tackle anyway..

  36. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    That’ll be the day when Smith can even be mentioned in the same post as Cribbs, GaryC, who’d pass him in a sprint like he was standing still. Let Smith go to the Bears and prove he can play WR, we got no more yrs for him to show that, we need proven WRs now. Holmes earns back some of my support by turning down $ to stay with us, but now he’s gotta earn the $ and stay out of trouble. The size is coming from Moss or Floyd or Edwards if we can keep him, I hear he’ll take less $ to stay with us too but you see, he didn’t do himself any good with that insanity of driving drunk. While other guys not nearly as good as him are signing, he’s sweating out another courtroom appearance today. I love Miller but I think we’ll spend for Aso first.

  37. By GaryC on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    jet fan tom, I said a long time ago namdi was staying on west coast,either chargers, niners or broncos, and now we hear niners are neck and neck with jets so don’t count the chickens yet.with the talk of moss coming, is revis picking him up at airport.

  38. By Christopher on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Overpaid for Holmes in my opinion, I hope there is a suspension clause because Holmes messes up it’s bye bye for a whole year. I guess that means Braylon is gone, I don’t like this move one bit, Holmes better deliver, and now what Randy Moss?

  39. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    As mrs moore says, GaryC, Aso’s nuts if he signs with the 49ers over the Jets over contract $, especially since he’d make a fortune in endorsements in NY. But aside from the $, we could win it all this yr, 49ers won’t even be in it for yrs. Christopher, I would’ve liked to get Holmes for less but we couldn’t risk losing him, watching Edwards get kept off the field due to legal problems, and then have to start Sanchez up with new vets he’s never thrown to or rookies and just J-Co. 5 yrs for Holmes makes the price go down easier because it shows him and us that the Jets are serious about winning big in these next few yrs. And it won’t be easy for any secondary to cover SH, J-Co, Moss, and a fresh young Kerley and McKnight off the bench.

  40. By carl on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Randy, would love to get a peek at Mr. T in action? Any camera or recording of Rex and Mike doin the deals? That would be great stuff! Go Jets!

  41. By scjoe on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    It’s hard to say that they over paid for Holmes because most tier 1 FAs are over paid anyway. I really don’t see any way they sign BE too. 64, I know you are not a big fan of B Smith but I still believe there is potential as a # 3 or 4 WR plus what he contributes on STs, If they can resign him and lets say a T.O. or a Moss for substantially less then what they would have payed BE that would be ideal. I just hope that somewhere in all of this they can come up with a more reliable PK and punter, I think that is an area of need based on last season.

  42. By scjoe on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    One last point on B Smith. I asked Randy what his tender was, I think it was for a #3. If so, I would jump on that real quick, but overall I believe it could be a win-win with BS.

  43. By sbj on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    49ers won’t be in it? Their division was won by a 7-9 team who went on to beat the defending champs in the playoffs. I think if the 9ers sign Aso they have a good a chance to win their div.

  44. By Tom Spicer on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Braylon got no jail time so now is the time to pounce.

  45. By Joe Rodriguez on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Good job keepin it Long Island guys!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. By GaryC on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    look jet fan tom,namdi went to university of california,spent his whole life on west coast playing,what he will get paid I’m sure he can wait on endorsements, and san francisco is a pretty big city and with Harbaugh leading them, they are not that bad a team.Oh yes we will give holmes some slack now until he messes up, well he does have a lot of time now to get that jet gear and put in his bedroom.

  47. By Christopher on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Tom, I hope your right, I just have that feeling Holmes is a good player, but just bad news, we’ll see. If the Jets can afford Aso, then they can afford Edwards if that deal falls though. I feel keeping Edwards is a big plus to the running game as well as the passing game. I also don’t like the thought of bringing in Moss…he is probably a spy for Brady…and there is always the question of how long he lasts in the locker room before destroying it. This team has gone through some tough times before but there has always been a belief in the team, will Moss buy into that?

  48. By GaryC on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    too many of you guys underestimate brad smith, you think westhoff can make anybody a kick returner.if you think the nfl is just going to have teams start out at there own twenty with the kickoffs moving up your nuts.like canada they will eventually tell teams they need to bring it out and smith would be the guy I want.jets have been lucky, they went from miller, to washington, to smith.it is not always going to be that easy.

  49. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jul 27, 2011 | Reply

    Some of you guys are answering your own questions. Yeah, sbj, SF couldn’t win a division in which the winner went 7-9, what does that tell you? GaryC, Westhoff probably CAN make anyone a good KR, but certainly anyone like Kerley who’s faster and shiftier than Smith ever was. You’re also forgetting Smith needs the first 20 yds on KRs to rev up, he lacks burst. And you can look at Aso the other way, he’s done everything possible in the West Coast market, why wouldn’t he want to try the East Coast with a team that’s a game or two away from an SB win? I’d keep Smith if he came cheap, scjoe, but the Jets have drafted two WRs, one of whom’s an awesome KR/PR guy. Doesn’t look like they see Smith as a must. Being a Jet could change Moss, Chris.

  50. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think Cimini’s analysis that Aso, Edwards, and a few others (most obviously Kolb) may be finding that big deals are hard to come by may be spot-on. With less summer camp, less important roles for rookies, and an economy that might result in less tickets sold this fall, talk of Aso, Revis, and Crabtree (as a draft pick) wanting to be the highest-paid at their position seems so 2007. The Holmes deal turns out to have a number of clauses that favor the team, so if that’s gotta be one of our huge deals for this yr, I can live with it. Starting to wonder if the Jets would turn to Joseph instead of Cro if they can’t get Aso a la maybe turning to Moss instead of BE if the latter won’t take less $. P.S. Cimini says Jet fans not happy about Folk.

  51. By GaryC on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    jet fan tom, kerley has never returned a kickoff or punt in the nfl, yet he is so much better than smith,interesting.If he can’t do the job and westhoff asks your man holmes to return a punt again,will he say no again.smith is so fast he can return a kickoff without even a cleat on, let’s see kerley do that.I would be more than happy to get kerley to be the jets wes welker, let’s take small steps.

  52. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    GaryC, if I’m not mistaken Smith didn’t return kicks in college and we all remember how awful Leon was on punts at the start. But I’ll dare say KR and PR are 2 of the things that gifted college guys can do fastest in the NFL, which is why so many rookie phenoms (Harvin most recently) ramp up so quickly at it. Cleats or no cleats, Smith doesn’t have anything like the burst Kerley has, as Cro’s one KR vs. IND proved when he made Smith look like a lineman. I’m not saying I wouldn’t like to keep Smith at a price but we got much bigger problems than KR and PR with Leonard, J-Co, Kerley, McKnight, and Wilson around. As for Holmes, I think he’s earned the right to not have to return punts anymore and we’d be nuts to let him get hurt doing it.

  53. By Drew on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Randy,

    Will the players be bringing burgers on the 25th for another ‘on-field barbeque?!’

  54. By Randy Lange on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Drew, I suspect not but we’ll have to see.

  55. By Joe Rodrigues on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Any update on the training camp schedule and fan fest dates
    thx joe r

  56. By Randy Lange on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Joe, we’ll be posting the schedule for the first four days of camp today. The first practices open to the public will be Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 2-3. I’ll have more details as soon as we’re cleared to post the info here on the Radar.

  57. By Steve Smith on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    what about at hofstra. and if there is, do you have to buy a pass to meet and get autographs from them?

  58. By Randy Lange on Aug 9, 2011 | Reply

    Steve, the Hofstra practice on Thursday, Aug. 25, will be open to the public free of charge.

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