But enough about my luggage. There should be some interesting things to watch out for right off the bat. The Leon Washington negotiations continue, although I would think it's more likely than not that he'll be there for the first practice. The fine per day is pretty steep - I think around $7K. So that, combined with the fact that the Jets front office supposedly puts a lot of stock in good faith gestures both point toward the Pro Bowler being there.
What will happen with Thomas Jones should be entertaining. If he shows, which I'm sure he will, we undoubtedly won't get a thing out of him. He's incredibly reticent with the media under even normal circumstances.
Curious to see how big of a crowd Calvin Pace draws. This will be our first opportunity to speak with him since the league announced his four-game suspension for using a banned supplement. He is always friendly and accessible so I imagine he will make himself available and answer any and all questions.
Then there's Vernon Gholston. Rex Ryan named him the starter at least while Pace serves his suspension so there certainly will be a lot of eyes on the second year player who many people still have many questions about.
Should be fun to see how rookie running back Shonn Greene progresses - great runner, not-so-great hands thus far. We'll see how that goes.
In the meantime, you can also find me on CBSSports.com this season. Starting on Friday (July 31st) I will be the Jets correspondent for a new section called RapidReports which are available in every team section.
Talk to you from Cortland!