CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Former New York Jets
quarterback Chad Pennington
, whose time with the team ended unceremoniously in 2008, rejoined his old team Tuesday to help tutor the team's quarterbacks for a day in training camp.
Another twist in the Jets' quarterback soap opera.
Pennington is familiar with coordinator Tony Sparano's offense, having played for the Miami Dolphins
from 2008 to 2010. In fact, Pennington is familiar with the Wildcat package, which the Jets plan to run.
He will spend only a day in camp. He ran into general manager Mike Tannenbaum at the Hall of Fame ceremony for Curtis Martin, and Tannenbaum invited him to camp.
Pennington spent time in the offseason with Mark Sanchez
, who flew to Pennington's home in South Florida. They huddled for several hours, Pennington teaching him about Sparano's philosophy and system.
Pennington, the fourth-leading passer in Jets history, was released the day after they traded for Brett Favre
in August, 2008. A day later, Pennington signed with the Dolphins and came back to haunt his old team in the season finale, beating the Jets to clinch the AFC East for the Dolphins.