The Complete New York Jets Training Camp Guide
The New York Jets 2013 season officially commences on Thursday, as the team will report to SUNY Cortland for training camp.
After two consecutive non-playoff seasons, the Jets enter 2013-14 with low expectations.
However, with many young and talented players set to make an impact, the team has the chance to surprise. Rex Ryan's job depends on it.
Here is a complete guide for the 2013 New York Jets training camp.
Training Camp, Preseason Schedule
Training Camp Schedule (Courtesy of NewYorkJets.com)
PUBLIC PRACTICE SCHEDULE
All dates and times are subject to change.
In Cortland, for every practice listed below, gates and Jets Fest will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
For the Green & White practice, gates and Jets Fest will be open from 4-8:30 p.m.
Friday, July 26 — 10 a.m.
Saturday, July 27 — 10 a.m.
Sunday, July 28 — 10 a.m.
Monday, July 29 — 10 a.m.
Wednesday, July 31 — 10 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 1 — 10 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 2 — 10 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 3 — Green & White Practice, 6 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 5 — 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 6 — 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 7 — 10 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 11 — 10 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 12 — 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 13 — 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 14 — 10 a.m.
ATLANTIC HEALTH JETS TRAINING CENTER PRACTICES
Tuesday, Aug. 20 — Exclusive Season Ticket Holder Practice, 12:30 p.m. (Gates/Jets Fest 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, Aug. 21 — Open practice at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, 11:15 a.m. (Gates/Jets Fest 10:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m.)
Friday, Aug. 9 - vs. Detroit Lions
Saturday, Aug. 17 - vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Saturday, Aug. 24 - vs. New York Giants
Thursday, Aug. 29 - vs. Philadelphia Eagles
90 players will report to Cortland on Thursday, all hoping to make a substantial impact on the Jets 2013 season.
Many of the reporting players are unknown commodities. Others are perennial Pro Bowlers.
From elite center Nick Mangold to hyped rookie quarterback Geno Smith to undrafted rookie safety Rontez Miles, here is an in-depth analysis and breakdown of each of the 90 players arriving to camp.
Biggest Camp Battles
As previously stated, the Jets are a team in rebuilding mode. After losing over a dozen starters this offseason, the team has holes that need to be filled at many positions.
Guard, wide receiver, tight end, outside linebacker, defensive tackle, safety and quarterback are among the key positions that don't have a surefire starter yet.
Gang Green will likely have more position battles in training camp than any other team in the league.
For full in-depth analysis of the biggest camp battles, click here.
For the first time in several years, the Jets will rely upon young, unproven players instead of veterans.
Several rookies are expected to play important roles—if not claim a starting job—in their first season in the NFL.
Other rookies, including many of the undrafted free agents, are competing for one of the few bubble spots on the final 53-man roster.
From top-10 selection Dee Milliner to undrafted free agent Marcus Davis, here is a full analysis of every rookie who will enter training camp in Cortland.
The Jets, like most NFL teams, have franchise players and consistent producers that are locks to make the final 53-man roster.
Entering training camp, New York has approximately 45-47 players who will definitely be on the sidelines come September. The other few spots? That's where the real drama comes in.
Nearly 45 players are competing for a maximum of eight spots. While several of them will have their dreams come true, 37 will be left unemployed.
For analysis on some of the most interesting names on the bubble, click here.
Projected 53-Man Roster
In just over a month, the Jets will set their final roster for the 2013 regular season.
The following six weeks will be the deciding factor for the final bubble spots, the key position battles and the future football careers of many talented players.
It will ultimately shape the Jets for not just this season, but for years to come.
For my projected final 53-man roster for the 2013 New York Jets, click here.