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A pair of Jets are serious about those workout bonuses

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Jets guard Brandon Moore seemed to have the right idea after showing up to the Jets facility Tuesday, with nothing to do.

“I don’t think I’ll be wasting gas going back and forth to see if they’ll let us in the building to work. This is getting silly now,” Moore said via the New York Post.

A few of Moore’s teammates feel differently.  Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson and defensive lineman Mike Devito both showed up for a second straight day Wednesday.  (Kudos to Vrentas for being there again too.)

The players wanted to be counted as present because they have workout bonuses, even though they aren’t allowed to workout.

Continuing to show up seems like a waste of time, though.  No matter what happens with that workout bonus, we really doubt that showing up in these strange labor purgatory days is going to make a difference.

Devito doesn’t plan to change his approach.

“As long as it’s open, I’m going to show up,” he said.

If nothing else, the images of players essentially getting turned away on Tuesday looked bad for the owners.

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12 Responses to “A pair of Jets are serious about those workout bonuses”
  1. mrpowers88 says: Apr 27, 2011 10:20 AM

    “(Kudos to Vrentas for being there again too.)”

    she obviously was there to see if she could catch a glimpse of their junk

  2. marvsleezy says: Apr 27, 2011 10:27 AM

    Yea, its a waster, will they really be denied these bonuses if they DONT show up? No way…..

  3. clintonportisheadd says: Apr 27, 2011 10:37 AM

    “Continuing to show up seems like a waste of time, though. No matter what happens with that workout bonus, we really doubt that showing up in these strange labor purgatory days is going to make a difference…”

    ————

    You are kidding right? Ferguson has $750K riding on “work out bonus”. If you think that when the dust settles the Jets wouldn’t try to deny him that money based on “we were open but you never showed up” then you are pretty naive.

  4. danbo3330 says: Apr 27, 2011 11:07 AM

    It’s getting harder and harder for the Owners to look like the “good guys” when they keep turning players away.

    I may not be a Giants fan, but by allowing their players to not only enter, but workout as well, they’ve shown the most class of any party thus far.

  5. FinFan68 says: Apr 27, 2011 11:09 AM

    If only some of these guys were as serious about improving as they are about getting the money

  6. jameswestphal says: Apr 27, 2011 11:38 AM

    Like 75% of the Jets are working out at Velocity sports in NNJ.

  7. waccoforflacco says: Apr 27, 2011 11:56 AM

    There is no way in hell that DeMarius Smith is going to shpw his ugly face EVER and declare a huge victory for the players. There will be collusion among the owners just like there is collusion between the players and the agents, and the owners will NEVER pay the types of salaries they were forced to pay under the previous agreement.

    By the way Mr. Smith why didn’t you call yourself DeUgliess….you are the winner of King Ugly hands down.

  8. jsratx says: Apr 27, 2011 12:18 PM

    And the images of players driving away in Range Rovers and Ferrari’s looks bad for the players.

  9. dprouse says: Apr 27, 2011 12:24 PM

    Fans are deluding themselves if they think that either side cares about winning the PR war. This is a legal and business fight now, and public sympathies really don’t matter very much. The goal for both sides now is to inflict as much economic and psychological damage as they can on the other side until such time as they cry uncle. That’s it.

  10. daboltfan says: Apr 27, 2011 12:52 PM

    Wait no cromartie. That’s like 75 k per kid. He’d be good to go on the child support till the season started

  11. granadafan says: Apr 27, 2011 1:38 PM

    The teams and players could keep track of workouts at gyms. They could always give the players the Shannahan workout test he proved that Fat Albert was out of shape.

  12. jebdamone says: Apr 27, 2011 2:18 PM

    ‘If nothing else, the images of players essentially getting turned away on Tuesday looked bad for the owners.’

    this is exactly why more players should be showing up. they won the lockout case giving them the right to work out in team facilities and resume their normal off season activities and they should be exercising that right. it is even better for their cause if the teams continue to deny them that right.

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