With Judge Susan Nelson's Monday ruling forcing the NFL to lift its lockout, a collection of Jets showed up at the team's training facility over in Florham Park, N.J., on Tuesday, hoping to get a workout in and use the facilities.
D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Bart Scott, Mike DeVito, Brandon Moore, David Harris and Jerricho Cotchery each made their way over, only to find out there wasn't much they could actually do. They were unable to use the weight room and couldn't get in the training room, either.
Ferguson, their starting left tackle, had more reason than anyone to pull into the facility today, given he has a $750,000 workout bonus -- by far the largest in the NFL. Even though he wasn't allowed to use the weight room, he thinks just showing up should count toward him getting that bonus.
"Oh, most definitely," the Freeport native told reporters. "I made every opportunity to avail myself to work out. But at this time I wasn't afforded that opportunity."
Moore, the Jets' assistant player rep who's recovering from offseason hip surgery, told reporters he was disappointed with the scene once he got inside the building.
"I've had security guards when I got cut that didn't want to let me in, or the code didn't work," he said. "But being under contract and to come to a place you drive every day, it's kind of weird to not be able to have access to a facility like you normally do.
"To not speak to anybody, everybody's hiding out, not available, nobody's walking the halls. It's awkward that it's come to this."