But Bradway did admit holdouts can be detrimental to players.
"Players who miss extended time at training camp, it does hurt them," said Bradway.
Historically, many holdouts end up getting hurt when they report late. Considering Abraham's proclivity to get hurt, this has to concern the Jets.
One factor that should help the Jets resolve the Abraham issue is Bradway's strong relationship with the defensive end's agents - Tony Agnone and Rich Rosa. Bradway has known these guys since the days of the USFL.
"I've known those guys for 20 years," said Bradway. "I'm friends with them. We've had great conversations."
One possible resolution to the John Abraham impasse could be a similar scenario to how Seattle got running back Shaun Alexander to come to camp. The Seahawks promised Alexander they wouldn't put the franchise tag on him again next year, if he reported to camp. According to a source close to Abraham, he would be interested in the same set-up . . .
While no announcement has been made yet regarding his contract, rookie kicker Mike Nugent, the only unsigned Jet, reported to training camp on Thursday . . .
It didn't take wide receiver Laveranues Coles long to display the ornery demeanor he is know for. When checking in to the dorm at Hofstra, he was asked to autograph a football by a Jets camp assistant, and he turned down the request . . .
Special teams coach Mike Westhoff will be at this year's Hall of Fame induction in Canton in August as a guest of Dan Marino. Westhoff and Marino are close from their time together with the Dolphins . . .
The theme of Herman Edwards speech to the team on Thursday night will be - "Don't get distracted by the distractors." . . .
According to a report in USA Today Sports Weekly, the Jets have offered cornerback Ty Law a contract that averages a little over $6 million per year. From what we hear, that contract figure came from Law's agents, the Poston Brothers, but they refused to divulge the length of the deal and how much guaranteed money is involved. So while there might be a offer, it's probably not for an average of over $6 million per year in guaranteed money.
If the Jets do sign Law, don't expect it to be during the first week of training camp.
"He's been through a lot of training camps, so missing a week or two isn't going to hurt him," said Edwards.
Edwards thinks Law's strategy of waiting a couple of weeks is smart, and could end up making him more money.
"If somebody gets hurt in camp, his stock will go way it," said Edwards. "He is being smart." . . .
Edwards worked out in afternoon heat on Wednesday afternoon, so he could get a feeling of what the players might be going through during two-a-days . . .
Quarterback Chad Pennington will just practice in the afternoon when the Jets start their two-a-days on Friday. Pennington had a throwing session on Wednesday, and was tossing the ball to a new target - Marcus Edwards, the son of the Jets head coach. Marcus Edwards is a wide receiver at San Diego State, who is helping out at Jets camp.
Pennington will address the media for the first time in camp following the afternoon practice on Friday . . .
Edwards was asked on Thursday about what Mike Heimerdinger brings to the offense.
"Mike's in a tough spot. Mike is a good football coach, but he is a replacing a guy who is a good football coach (Paul Hackett)," said Edwards. "We had the leading rusher in football last year. Mike will bring a different mindset in how we do things. It's the evolution of me as a head football coach and how I do things. Mike will bring something a little different." It is illegal to reprint this story on any message board or website. Violators are subject to legal action.