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Jets to hold training camp in Florham Park

Safety Calvin Pryor of the Jets stretches during

Safety Calvin Pryor of the Jets stretches during the first day of rookie minicamp on May 16, 2014 in Florham Park, N.J. Credit: Getty Images / Rich Schultz

So long, Cortland.

The Jets announced Tuesday that they will hold this year's training camp at their facility in Florham Park, New Jersey.

"SUNY Cortland felt like home because of the tremendous local support we received during our time there,'' Jets owner Woody Johnson said via the team's website. "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.''

Hofstra was the site of Jets camp until 2008 before the team moved to Florham Park. Stony Brook University was given strong consideration in 2009, but Cortland was selected as the training camp locale. The Jets have held camp in Cortland every year since 2009, except for the lockout-shortened 2011 season. But in January 2014, they announced they would consider other options for this summer.

Farmingdale State College had been on their short list of possible locations, but the Long Island campus was ruled out in February.

"We are very grateful for the outstanding support of our fans in Cortland and to fans who made and enjoyed trips to the area,'' team president Neil Glat said. "Our hope is that our training in Florham Park will allow additional fans to experience the fun and excitement of a Jets training camp this year.''

According to the Jets' website, 21 of the NFL's 32 teams conduct camp at their own practice facility.

Schaub to Ravens

Matt Schaub is getting a fresh start, but not with the Jets.

The 33-year-old former Texans quarterback signed with the Ravens. ESPN reported that Schaub also had drawn interest from the Jets and Falcons. But yesterday, he visited the Ravens' facility and didn't leave without completing a deal.

The Raiders released the 11-year veteran March 16. Schaub will compete with 2014 sixth-round pick Keith Wenning for the chance to back up Joe Flacco.

Schaub made the Pro Bowl twice (2009, 2012) and threw for 4,008 yards in 2012 with the Texans. He lost the starting job last season to rookie Derek Carr and threw only 10 passes.

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