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Woody, Rex deliver messages to fans

New York Jets football coach Rex Ryan, left,

New York Jets football coach Rex Ryan, left, and team owner Woody Johnson get together before their interview on the "America�s Nightly Scoreboard" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Ryan says he's "certainly proud" of his upcoming book, a no-holds-barred look at the New York Jets coach's life on and off the football field. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew

Owner Woody Johnson emailed a letter to suite holders, season ticket holders, fans and corporate partners. Here's the text of it:

I am pleased to share with you that we have come to terms on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and the 2011 season is under way.

I look forward to welcoming the players back and being with all of you when the team takes the field. Your loyalty and passion help fuel us on a daily basis and drive our pursuit of a championship.

This agreement would not have been possible without a lot of hard work and compromise on both sides. I would like to express my gratitude to all involved, in particular Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith as well as the host of owners and players that contributed to this effort.

It all starts now. The players are returning, Mike and Rex have never been more ready, and Jets football is officially back. I hope you're ready for what I'm confident will be a memorable 2011 season.

Go Jets!

Also, there's a video of Rex Ryan posted on the team's web site. His message? You'll have to see for yourself.


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