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Jets 'Family Night' practice at Hofstra canceled

New York Jets defensive tackle Sione Pouha, from

New York Jets defensive tackle Sione Pouha, from left, first-round pick Muhammad Wilkerson, facing camera, defensive end Jamaal Westerman, Mike DeVito, and Ropati Pitoitua, far right white shirt, stand together, Thursday, June 2, 2011, as a group of players hold an informal practice in Morris County, N.J. Pouha gathered a handful of his Jets defensive linemates at a high school field to go through position drills while the NFL football lockout continues. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) (Credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans)

For the second straight year, Hofstra won't get to host a Jets training camp practice.

According to a press release from the university's athletic communications department, Hofstra and the Jets have agreed it wouldn't be feasible to host practice at Shuart Stadium on Aug. 21.

It seems several factors contributed to the decision to cancel the practice: the start of the academic year, the hosting of the second Presidential Debate and the timing of several campus maintenance projects within Shuart Stadium.

As a result, the Jets will now hold the practice at MetLife Stadium.

"We have had a great relationship with Hofstra University for many years and we understand the circumstances," the team said in a statement, issued through Hofstra. "Based on the timing, the team has decided to move the August 21 practice to MetLife Stadium. Although we're sorry that the location of this year's practice needed to be change, we are committed to remaining connected to our Long Island fans."

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