JETS RB VICK KING ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM THE NFL, WRIGHT PUP
New York City – The New York Jets announced today the retirement of running back Vick King. The announcement was made by Jets Head Coach Herm Edwards. In other news, linebacker Kenyatta Wright has been added to the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list.
King, a 5-11, 206-pound three-year letterman out of McNeese State, was acquired by the Jets? on May 17, 2005. Originally signed with Tennessee in April of 2004 before being released in September. He most recently was on the Miami Dolphins? 53-man roster. King played in two games after signing to the active roster on December 12, 2004, and recorded four carries for nine yards and one reception for eight yards. King saw his first NFL action vs. BUF and finished with eight yards on three carries along with one reception for eight yards.
Wright, a 6-0, 240-pound linebacker was signed by the Jets? on April 17, 2003. He has played in 59 games, with two starts in his NFL career and has compiled 54 tackles, a sack-and-a-half, one FR, one PD along with 83 special team tackles, one FR and one blocked kick. In two seasons with the Jets he has recorded 55 special teams? tackles placing him sixth on the Club?s all-time list just four shy of a fifth place tie.