I’ve just pulled into Cortland and gotten situated at my room on campus. I’m ahead of the Jets’ team buses, which are still scheduled to leave the Atlantic Health Training Center and arrive in downtown Cortland around 3 p.m. ET.
But one news item has arrived ahead of the buses. The Jets report this morning that unrestricted free agent safety LaRon Landry (foot), three days after being placed on the team’s Active Physically Unable to Perform list, has been removed from Active PUP. No other word on Landry but it seems as if he’ll be ready to go when the Jets defense hits the SUNY Cortland practice fields for the team’s first practice Friday and then again for the first practice open to the public on Saturday morning.
No word on if Gucci the Monkey has come off Active PUP as well and is accompanying Landry north. But as he told us back during the full-squad minicamp, he’s thinking of bringing his minor YouTube celebrity pet up to his new home at some time.
One other early news item is that a Jets employee has found out that he’s a celebrity in parts of town, so much so that he has a burger named after him at a local tavern.
“It’s the first time I’ve had a burger named after me, and I am extremely honored,” said Clay Baldwin, Jets senior security (and my suite mate) of the Clay Burger that apparently has been served at Gators (83 Owego Street) for the past two years, since the team last visited Cortland for 2010 training camp. “The owner, Fred Cutia, is one of the Jets’ top fans up here and he said he was going to name a burger after me.”
The Clay Burger is a half-pound hamburger with bacon, peppers, onions and melted provolone. It’s in good company on the menu, situated below the Gator Burger and Texas Tombstone and above the Roethlis Burger. Gators also serves subs, salads, wings and pizza.
On our way to the Jets arrival ceremony, we may stop in at one of our favorite eateries in these parts, Doug’s Fish Fry. And then later today we’ll get going with more serious reporting on the Jets’ arrival for the start of training camp.
Tags: Active PUP, Clay Baldwin, Clay Burger, LaRon Landry, SUNY Cortland, training camp
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