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Top New York Jets Storylines Heading Into Training Camp

Kathy Willens, AP
Kathy Willens, AP

With training camp now just days away, the New York Jets prepare for a whirlwind of a time. Here are the top storylines heading in.

On Wednesday, July 27, it will officially be time.

Time to get the party started at New York Jets training camp. Time for all who wear the green and white to not only get ready for their 12 opponents slated on the 2016 schedule, but to battle one another for the right to earn a lofty yet hard-hitting living.

Admittedly, NFL Training Camps are nothing compared to days of old. Decades ago, the term “training camp” actually meant something. It meant a month worth of slobber-knocking while wearing pounds of equipment during the hottest month of the season.

It was pure hell.

Nowadays, things have changed. Not that teams now employ actual ballerinas out there on the gridiron, but contact is kept to an absolute minimum. Coaches and personnel decision makers put pieces to the already preconceived puzzle rather than allowing one underdog to physically supplant a veteran.

Still, the storylines exist.

Which veterans will be cut? Which rookies will surprise? Which free agents can shock the hell out of the coaching staff and climb the depth chart to relevancy?

All of those questions and more apply to the 2016 New York Jets. And when we say “more,” we mean it.

Here are the top storylines for Gang Green heading into next week’s training camp:

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