The New York Jets will hold their 2011 training camp at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, N.J.
"With all the variables presented by this unique offseason, we felt it was best for the Jets that we hold our training camp here at our practice facility," general manager Mike Tannenbaum said. "This was not an easy decision, but it's one we felt we needed to make in order to give us the best chance to win."
In 2009 and 2010, Rex Ryan's first two seasons as head coach, the Jets held their training camps on the campus of SUNY Cortland, and they plan to return to Cortland in 2012.
Clay Hampton, senior director, operations, said that moving the team, staff and equipment from New Jersey to upstate New York is an extensive process that takes a number of weeks. With that timeframe in mind, the Jets have decided to stay at home this summer.
"Training camp is a collaborative effort that requires many different departments to work together to be successful," said Hampton, "and staying at our facility gives us the best chance to accomplish that goal. This is a new operation, but with the template we have in place from OTAs and minicamps, we are prepared for this scenario."
The Jets have held a number of OTA, minicamp and training camp practices at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in 2009-10.
"We are disappointed, but we understand why the Jets management made this decision, and we're looking forward to hosting the team next year," SUNY Cortland president Erik Bitterbaum said. "Our partnership remains strong, and we will continue to support the team as enthusiastic Jets fans."
More details on dates and times of practice will be released as the information becomes available.