by Fitzgerald Cecilio
Mission Viejo, CA
New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith will not attend the annual "Jets West" camp at Mission Viejo, Calif. offered by Mark Sanchez.
Sanchez clarified that he has invited Smith, his rival for the starting quarterback job.
He added that it's no big deal if Smith doesn't show up at the chemistry-building camp .
Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley, Chris Ivory, Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Winslow Jr. are some of the Jets who have joined Sanchez in the camp.
Clearly having the edge in familiarity with his teammates, Sanchez said that he is "absolutely" the starting quarterback.
Sanchez has organized the voluntary West Coast workouts for the Jets' offensive players since 2010.
Smith was working out in Florida when Sanchez' gathering for the Jets' offensive players started.