Jets visit WTC site after holding annual luncheon

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Rex Ryan and the Jets visited the World Trade Center site and met construction workers there a little less than two weeks before the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Several team members viewed the site Wednesday after attending the Jets' annual kickoff luncheon at Cipriani's Wall Street.

"Very humbling experience," cornerback Antonio Cromartie wrote on his Twitter page. "Just walked out to see Ground Zero. A really heart felt experience. God Bless everyone."

Added linebacker Aaron Maybin: "Visiting the World Trade Center site with the rest of the D. Powerful experience."

The Jets, whose luncheon raised more than $750,000 for the Alliance for Lupus Research and the New York Jets Foundation, open the regular season at home on Sept. 11 against Dallas in a nationally televised game.