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New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith will not attend Mark Sanchez's annual "Jets West" camp, a league source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini.
Instead of attending Sanchez's chemistry-building camp for the Jets' offensive players, Smith is working out in Florida, according to the New York Daily News. Multiple media reports said Smith was not in attendance at Jets West on Thursday, the first official practice in Southern California.
There has been rampant speculation regarding whether Smith would attend Jets West after the rookie issued a "no comment" when asked last month if he'd show up for the Sanchez-organized workouts.
Smith later clarified his "no comment," saying "sure, sure" when asked about attending.
"We haven't talked about it, but from my understanding it's something that's done annually and all the guys go out there and it's been a great experience," Smith previously had said. "Mark hasn't officially extended the hand to me, but I'm pretty sure there's no problem there. I'm more than willing to go there."
Sanchez previously had said that every player is invited to the camp. A spokesperson for the camp said there are several offensive skill players in attendance.
Smith and Sanchez will compete for the Jets' starting quarterback job this season.
ESPNNewYork.com's Ian Begley and Rich Cimini contributed to this report.