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.