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If you are on the New York Jets roster and you are a cornerback, you should sleep with one eye open. The Jets made yet another move after cutting down the roster to 53 men.  This time Ellis Lankster was released and A.J. Edds was resigned.

Lankster was a valuable special team player for the Jets last season. Why was Ellis Lankster cut?  Here are a few reasons:

  • Rex Ryan must feel pretty comfortable with Saalim Hakim’s ability on special teams.
  • Cornerback Leon McFadden was signed after being released by the Cleveland Browns.
  • Another cornerback, Phillip Adams, was just picked up after being cut by the Seattle Seahawks.

The Jets face the Oakland Raiders on Sunday and rookie Derek Carr will start at QB for the Raiders. The Jets secondary will be tested all season long. When the first test is against a rookie, passing that test is imperative.

Jets fans are sounding off on this move in our NY Jets forum.

This Article Was Written By Phil Sullivan

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I started JetNation in 2005 and have been a New York Jets season ticket holder since graduating from high school. My dream is to see the New York Jets win the Super Bowl. Until then, I will be right here on JetNation writing, dreaming and talking NY Jets football.

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