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.

12 responses to “A pair of Jets are serious about those workout bonuses

  1. “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…”

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    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

  7. ‘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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