A staple of the slow time is the release of training-camp practice schedules. And this year’s training-camp practice schedule for the Jets will make fans feel like it’s still the slow time.
Via NJ.com, the Jets will have only three public practices at the team’s facility. Due to scheduling conflicts, the team also won’t practice or scrimmage on Long Island, at Hofstra.
The reduced access comes in part from the team’s decision to conduct joint practices with Washington, at the team’s training camp in Richmond, Virginia.
The White House statement, which has also been rebuked by ex-Eagle Torrey Smith, claims that the Eagles did not stand proudly for the national anthem last season, and also suggests the Super Bowl champions have not honored military members appropriately.
Jenkins took exception to the characterization of the team not standing for the anthem, as he and other team members raised their fists but never knelt in protest during the regular season. Cornerback Ron Brooks knelt for the anthem before a preseason game prior to being cut.
He started 41 of 49 career games at Old Dominion, making a school-record 233 receptions for 3,193 yards and 30 touchdowns.
Ross signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 18. He participated in the team’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis before being signed.
He played 18 games in two seasons at Kentucky, making 21 catches for 296 yards and one touchdown.
Long also called the NFL’s new national anthem policy clumsy, and said the move to ban protest from the sidelines was driven by fear of a diminished bottom line.
A group of Eagles was still planning on traveling to Washington before the official cancellation, as players had arranged to do charitable work in the area instead of visiting Trump.
Those plans were scrapped after the White House statement, and the team was back at practice on Tuesday.