The Jets announced this afternoon that the 2015 training camp will remain in Florham Park, New Jersey (Jets, March 31).
Jets training camp had been held at SUNY Cortland for five of the past six seasons. The move allows the Jets to hold camp in their year-round training facility and be closer to their core NY/NJ fan base.
“SUNY Cortland felt like home because of the tremendous local support we received during our time there,” said Jets Owner Woody Johnson. “President Erik Bitterbaum and the university staff, as well as the families and businesses of Central New York, all went above and beyond to embrace our organization and create a comfortable environment for our team and fans. They always will be a part of our Jets family.”
Alabama WR Amari Cooper and Stanford OT Andrus Peat will visit the Jets on Thursday afternoon (Martin, March 30).
With the Jets trading for Brandon Marshall this offseason, awarding Jeremy Kerley a four-year contract extension and Eric Decker locked in with a long-term deal the WR position appears to be set. It remains unknown if the Jets would use the sixth overall pick to draft a position that is now considered a strength.
Peat would appear to be the more likely of the two with this selection. Left tackle, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, is 32 and right tackle, Breno Giacomini, will be 30 at the beginning of the season. Given their age and soon to be ending contracts the Jets will have to start thinking about the tackle position sooner rather than later.
The Jets have interest in free agent QB Matt Schaub, reports Adam Schefter, with the Ravens and Falcons among the other interested teams (March 30).
According to Schefter, Schaub is expected to sign this week.
Schaub, 33, spent the 2014 season with the Raiders, attempting just 10 passes all season while backing up Derek Carr.
Prior to joining the Raiders, Schaub spent the previous seven seasons as the starting QB for Houston.
Over his 11-year career, Schaub has compiled 24,311 passing yards while throwing 130 touchdowns and 86 interceptions.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com
This sounds like an agent getting buzz around for his client and it is easy to connect the dots between Maccagnan and Schaub since they spent time together in the same organization in Houston. Sure, the Jets might have inquired on Schaub, but I would hesitate to say that there would be much interest from the Jets since they already have Fitzgerald in the organization.
Schaub has proven in the last two seasons to have fallen off quickly and in spectacular fashion. Just look at his terrible 2013 season with DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Johnson. Schaub fell off the cliff with some excellent talent around him before completely flaming out in Oakland.
In my opinion, the Jets have bigger concerns than their second/third/camp arm quarterbacks …
Linebacker Brandon Copeland plans to visit the Jets Monday, according to the Daily News’ Seth Walder (March 29).
Copeland, an undrafted free agent who was a three-time all-Ivy League pick at Penn, has not played a down in the NFL. He was cut before the 2013 season by the Ravens, then spent time on the Titans’ practice squad.
Copeland (6-foot-3, 245 pounds) attended the recent Veterans Combine. He is currently on the roster of the Arena Football League’s Orlando Predators.