Legends Day in Florham Park: Jets Training Camp Highlights

Credits: Victoria L. Dammer

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - With sizzling hot temperatures reaching into the 90's and above, the New York Jets held Legends Day and training camp at the Atlantic Health Training Center. More than 50 Legends arrived Saturday and a reception was held at the Madison Hotel. On Sunday morning after brunch, former Jets player and Northeast Coordinator for the NFL's Legends Program Tony Richardson gave a presentation on the Legends Program.

"I am honored to be able to stand here in front of you and represent you", Richardson commented while addressing the group.

The Legends moved on to the training field where they were available to meet and sign autographs for season tickets holders and fans who braved the heat.

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Some very lucky fans got to celebrate New York Jets Legend Wayne Chrebet's birthday and he was asked questions about Decker and Marshall, and other players on the field. When he was compared to other greats like Laveranues Coles and Santana Moss, Chrebet replied, "It's great to be mentioned again with guys like that."

On the defensive side, Calvin Pryor and Buster Skrine both picked off Ryan Fitzpatrick as they appeared in what many people thought a better practice than Saturday. Offensively, Geno Smith threw a powerful throw to Chandler Worthy for a touchdown.

Matt Forte and Mo Wilkerson participated in individual drills but did not participate in team activities. Both are still listed as day-to-day.

Coach Bowles held his press conference after training camp where we saw some amazing drills and runs by the Jets offense. When asked about whether he has seen an improvement from Bryce Petty in the past week, he replied, "Like I said, he played in the game. He looked comfortable."

When asked about Christian Hackenberg, Bowles said, "The biggest thing is we want to make sure he learns mentally. It's not even about playing right now."

Finally the Legends played today at the Morris Golf course followed by a reception where they will say goodbye until next year. Players will have a day off but there will be evening meetings. The Jets are looking forward to the 2nd pre-season game Friday night as they travel to play the Washington Redskins.

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