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  NFL | Mark Brunell not retiring    Tue Apr 24, 12:04 PM

Free-agent QB Mark Brunell (Jets) said he has no plans to retire this season and is hoping to sign with a team before training camps begin.

Footballguys view: Brunell may have to wait a long time before a team gives him a call. Perhaps injuries in training camp will open up opportunity for Brunell.

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  NFL | Mark Brunell expected to retire    Tue Apr 24, 01:55 AM

Free-agent QB Mark Brunell (Jets) wants to make sure the NFL door is shut completely before turning in his retirement papers, but he is expected to retire. He wants to take a year off as his family prepares to move back to Jacksonville.

Footballguys view: Hard to believe that Brunell played in the NFL for 18 seasons. He began his career in Green Bay as a backup behind Brett Favre. Brunell will best be remembered for his time as the Jaguars starting QB where he had several years of success. He's been a veteran backup behind Mark Sanchez over the last two years, and is unlikely to get much interest from other teams.

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  Jets | Two want to return    Fri Dec 30, 05:17 PM

New York Jets S Jim Leonhard and QB Mark Brunell both said Friday, Dec. 30, that they would like to return to the team for the 2012 season. 'I'm 100 percent confident that I'm going to be playing football somewhere next year. Obviously with the history here, you'd like it to be here, but you never know. You can't say one way or the other at this point,' Leonhard said.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell not considering retirement    Fri Dec 30, 01:18 PM

New York Jets QB Mark Brunell said he plans to continue his playing career in 2012 as the backup for the Jets or for another team. He indicated he would retire if he does not sign with a team this offseason.

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  Jets | Mark Sanchez not happy     Wed Nov 23, 09:40 AM

New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez (neck) is not happy over head coach Rex Ryan's decision to give a few first-team reps in practice to QB Mark Brunell. Sanchez clearly was not amused as he spoke to reporters in the locker room Tuesday, Nov. 22. 'That's the coach's decision,' Sanchez said. 'I'm just controlling what I can, and that's trying to improve, make better decisions with the football and taking the reps I have and doing well with them.' Sanchez apparently is angry enough about it that he's giving Ryan the silent treatment. 'For real. He has not said one word (to me),' Ryan said. 'He probably knows what I'm doing. I know Mark Sanchez extremely well ... If it takes me to do this, and take a punch in the nose, I don't care. I'll take it. But we got to have it from him. He's the guy. He's my guy. And we have to have it from him.'

Footballguys view: Jets fans aren't happy either. This offense needs to play with more consistency if the Jets are going to stay in the playoff hunt.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell sees first-team reps    Tue Nov 22, 06:04 PM

New York Jets QB Mark Brunell saw some first-team repetitions in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22, head coach Rex Ryan's way of trying to motivate QB Mark Sanchez. Brunell took four of 30 first-team reps after taking two Monday, Nov. 21. 'We do have to have guys prepared,' Ryan said. 'Mark's played well, but do I want to get the one guy (Brunell) a snap? Absolutely. I think it does send a message that, 'hey, every single player -- no matter how good -- Darrelle Revis doesn't take every snap in practice a lot of times.'

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  Jets | Mark Brunell mimicking Tim Tebow in practice    Wed Nov 16, 09:50 AM

The New York Jets have been using QB Mark Brunell on the scout team in practice to mimic Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow. In his prime, Brunell was one of the league's more mobile quarterbacks. 'I'm left-handed and he is left-handed, and that's about it right there,' Brunell joked when asked how similar he is to Tebow.

Footballguys view: Wow. Brunell doesn't have the wheels he used to and is not the player we would use to mimic Tebow. The Jets would be better served using FB John Conner in that role because his size is similar to that of Tebow and the Broncos won't pass a lot on Thursday night if they don't have to.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell dealing with financial hardships    Wed Nov 2, 09:10 PM

New York Jets QB Mark Brunell is reportedly flat broke, and he faces six lawsuits that might put him in a financial hole up to $25 million. He reportedly made some bad investments, and has been irresponsible with money. Brunell, a backup QB, is set to retire at the end of this season.

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  Jets | Eight players listed as probable    Fri Sep 16, 02:59 PM

New York Jets QB Mark Brunell (calf), RB Joe McKnight (finger), FB John Conner (ankle), TE Jeff Cumberland (hamstring), OL Wayne Hunter (knee), DE Marcus Dixon (knee), DT Sione Pouha (knee, ankle) and CB Marquice Cole (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 16, and are all listed a probable for Week 2.

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  Jets | Seven practice in full    Thu Sep 15, 06:34 PM

New York Jets QB Mark Brunell (calf), DB Marquice Cole (ankle), FB John Conner (ankle), TE Jeff Cumberland (hamstring), OL Wayne Hunter (knee), RB Joe McKnight (finger) and DL Sione Pouha (knee, ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 15.

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  Jets | Seven fully participate in practice    Wed Sep 14, 04:59 PM

New York Jets QB Mark Brunell (calf), FB John Conner (ankle), TE Jeff Cumberland (hamstring), OL Wayne Hunter (knee), DE Marcus Dixon (knee), DT Sione Pouha (knee, ankle) and CB Marquice Cole (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 14.

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  Jets | 10 practice in full    Fri Sep 9, 04:33 PM

New York Jets QB Mark Brunell (calf), FB John Conner (ankle), TE Jeff Cumberland (hamstring), DL Marcus Dixon (knee), DL Kenrick Ellis (hamstring), RB Joe McKnight (illness), OG Brandon Moore (illness), DL Ropati Pitoitua (ankle), DL Sione Pouha (knee) and CB Darrelle Revis (hip) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 9, and are probable for Week 1.

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  Jets | Two limited    Thu Sep 8, 04:54 PM

New York Jets QB Mark Brunell (calf) and FB John Conner (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

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  Jets | Two injured players taking part in team drills    Thu Sep 8, 01:18 PM

New York Jets QB Mark Brunell (calf) and FB John Conner (ankle) were participating in team drills during practice Thursday, Sept. 8. Both were limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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  Jets | Two limited    Wed Sep 7, 04:25 PM

New York Jets QB Mark Brunell (calf) and FB John Conner (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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  Jets | Three participating in practice    Wed Sep 7, 01:14 PM

New York Jets QB Mark Brunell (calf), FB John Conner (ankle) and DT Sione Pouha (knee) are participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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  Jets | Injury updates    Tue Aug 30, 03:21 PM

New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (hip) will have his practice repetitions monitored but his injury isn't considered serious. FB John Conner (ankle) will not practice this week and is in a walking boot. QB Mark Brunell (calf) is also out this week. WR Logan Payne (wrist) will need to undergo surgery on his wrist.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell expected to be ready for opener    Tue Aug 23, 03:23 PM

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said QB Mark Brunell (calf) is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. Brunell did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, because of his pulled calf.

Footballguys view: Brunell is a seasoned veteran who doesn't need a ton of reps in the preseason. In the meantime rookie Greg McElroy will continue to back up Mark Sanchez.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell uncertain for opener    Mon Aug 22, 06:11 PM

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he is not sure if QB Mark Brunell (calf) will be ready for the start of the regular season because of a pulled calf muscle.

Footballguys view: Greg McElroy has the best QB rating of any rookie QB in the preseason this year. The Jets would be fine if Brunell can't begin the season as the primary backup behind Mark Sanchez.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason misses preseason victory    Sun Aug 21, 11:51 PM

New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (knee) was unable to play in the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21, against the Cincinnati Bengals. He joined backup QB Mark Brunell (calf) on the sidelines.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell to sit out preseason game    Sat Aug 20, 05:18 PM

New York Jets QB Mark Brunell (calf) will not play in the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21, because of a pulled calf muscle. The move is believed to be precautionary and Brunell will be fine.

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  Jets | Derrick Mason, Mark Brunell questionable for Sunday    Fri Aug 19, 05:19 PM

Updating a previous report, New York Jets WR Derrick Mason (knee) and QB Mark Brunell (calf) are considered questionable for the second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell leaves practice early    Fri Aug 19, 05:14 PM

New York Jets QB Mark Brunell (leg) left practice early Friday, Aug. 19, because of an apparent leg injury.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell to play Sunday    Fri Aug 19, 01:23 PM

New York Jets QB Mark Brunell (finger) will be the second quarterback in the game for the team in their second preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21.

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  Jets | Many players nursing injuries    Thu Aug 18, 05:02 PM

New York Jets QB Mark Brunell (finger), OG Brandon Moore (hip), DL Marcus Dixon (knee), LB Brandon Long (quadriceps), DL Sione Pouha (knee) and LB Bart Scott (leg) were all limited in practice Thursday, Aug. 18. Moore will not play in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 21. WR Patrick Turner (shoulder) and OL Chris Stewart (shoulder) have minor injuries.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell to sit out preseason game    Mon Aug 15, 02:01 PM

New York Jets QB Mark Brunell (finger) will not play in the first preseason game Monday, Aug. 15, because of an injured finger on his throwing hand. It is believed the injury occurred during practice Saturday, Aug. 13.

Footballguys view: Expect to see more from rookie Greg McElroy tonight. McElroy is a smart, tough QB who knows how to make plays. He's a player we'd stash in super deep dynasty leagues.

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  Jets | Three signed    Sun Jul 31, 07:02 PM

The New York Jets have re-signed QB Mark Brunell and DT Kenrick Ellis. They also signed free-agent P Chris Bryan (Buccaners). Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell re-signing    Sat Jul 30, 01:29 PM

The New York Jets will re-sign QB Mark Brunell to a reduced salary.

Footballguys view: If Mark Sanchez goes down, the Jets season will be in Brunell's hands. They have a strong defense and running game, so a grizzled vet who won't lose the game and manage it well is all they need at backup QB.

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  Jets | Want to re-sign Mark Brunell    Fri Jul 29, 01:35 PM

The New York Jets want to re-sign QB Mark Brunell, who was just released. The team wants to bring him back at a lesser price to continue as the mentor to QB Mark Sanchez.

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  Jets | Three players cut    Fri Jul 29, 10:20 AM

The New York Jets have released QB Mark Brunell, and waived SS Will Billingsley and OG Marlon Davis.

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  Broncos | Could be interested in Mark Brunell if available    Wed Jul 20, 04:32 PM

The Denver Broncos could be interested in New York Jets QB Mark Brunell if he became available this offseason.

Footballguys view: The team certainly doesn't want to enter the season with Brady Quinn as the backup if they trade Kyle Orton. Brunell would be an ideal mentor for Tim Tebow.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell looking to keep Super Bowl ring in bankruptcy case    Wed Apr 6, 03:53 PM

New York Jets QB Mark Brunell has filed a bankruptcy organization plan that calls for him to pay for several pieces of memorabilia including his 2010 Super Bowl ring and 1991 college football championship ring, reports Mark Basch, of The Florida Times-Union. The money used to purchase those items would go to Brunell's creditors. Brunell's plan says his future earnings are highly uncertain because of his uncertain NFL career.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell expected to be No. 2 QB     Wed Mar 23, 12:57 PM

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he expects QB Mark Brunell to be the team's No. 2 quarterback next season, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell throws two TDs Week 17    Sun Jan 2, 06:18 PM

New York Jets QB Mark Brunell went 6-for-12 for 110 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against the Buffalo Bills in Week 17, according to the Associated Press.

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  Jets | Mark Sanchez may sit Week 17    Mon Dec 27, 10:50 AM

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan will likely sit QB Mark Sanchez (shoulder) for Week 17 after the team clinched a playoff berth, according to Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com. QB Mark Brunell is expected to start. Sanchez made it through Week 16 without any apparent problems. Afterward, Sanchez acknowledged that his right shoulder is 'pretty sore.' Sanchez said he'd like to play next week, but he recognized the importance of rest.

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  Jets | Mark Sanchez could be a game-time decision    Thu Dec 23, 02:13 PM

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he expects QB Mark Sanchez (shoulder) to play in Week 16 but he could be a game-time decision if he does not show any improvement during practice, reports Jane McManus, of ESPNNewYork.com. If Sanchez were not able to play, QB Mark Brunell would get the start.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell sharp Thursday    Fri Sep 3, 01:14 AM

New York Jets backup QB Mark Brunell threw for 118 yards and two touchdowns, while hitting 11 of 17 passing attempts Thursday, Sept. 2, reports The Associated Press.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell was added to be top backup    Thu Aug 12, 02:00 AM

Updating previous reports, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said the team added QB Mark Brunell to be their No. 2 quarterback. 'We brought him in to be our number two quarterback. A lot of things can happen, but that was pretty much predetermined when we signed him,' Ryan said.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell likely to be No. 2 QB    Tue Aug 10, 01:17 PM

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said QB Mark Brunell likely will the primary backup quarterback this season, according to Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News.

Footballguys view: Brunell won a Super Bowl ring backing up Drew Brees last year, and now will try to get back to the big game backing up Mark Sanchez in New York. Adding him to the roster could push someone like Kevin O'Connell or Erik Ainge off the final roster. Kellen Clemens is now the Jets third-string quarterback.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell signed     Wed Jul 28, 05:57 PM

The New York Jets have signed unrestricted free-agent QB Mark Brunell (Saints) to a two-year deal, according to Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network. Brunell will receive around the veteran minimum each season.

Footballguys view: Brunell won a Super Bowl last year as the primary backup behind Drew Brees. The Jets want him behind Mark Sanchez for veteran insurance. He's not the same player he used to be, but he's not as bad as Brad Johnson was at the end of his career. This move could push players like Erik Ainge and Kevin O'Connell off the final roster.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell to work out Wednesday    Tue Jul 27, 10:52 PM

The New York Jets will work out quarterbacks Wednesday, July 28, including free-agent QB Mark Brunell (Saints), reports NFL.com's Jason La Canfora, citing a league source.

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  Jets | Mark Brunell may sign this week    Tue Jul 20, 03:41 PM

The New York Jets will sign unrestricted free-agent QB Mark Brunell (Saints) as soon as Thursday, July 22, reports ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini.

Footballguys view: The Jets are built to make a Super Bowl run, but the quarterbacks behind starter Mark Sanchez aren't exciting options in case of emergency. Brunell won a Super Bowl ring last year backing up Drew Brees in New Orleans, and the team feels he's a much better option than Kellen Clemens, Erik Ainge, or Kevin O'Connell.

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  Jets | Players favor Kellen Clemens as the No. 2 quarterback     Wed Jun 30, 09:52 AM

According to a poll of more than a dozen New York Jets starters, the overwhelming majority favored QB Kellen Clemens over free-agent QB Mark Brunell (Saints) as the team's backup quarterback in 2010, reports Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News. 'Brunell? Isn't he like 50 years old?' said one player of Brunell, who will turn 40 in September.

Footballguys view: Players don't make personnel decisions, so this is a non-story. The players know Clemens better than they know Brunell, so of course more of them would be loyal to him.

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  NFL | Mark Brunell owes $24.7 million    Tue Jun 29, 09:53 AM

Free-agent QB Mark Brunell (Saints) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday, June 25, stating assets of $5.5 million and liabilities of $24.7 million, according to Roger Bull, of The Florida Times-Union. Most of Brunell's debts are personal guarantees he made on loans on behalf of his businesses.

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  NFL | Mark Brunell plans to file for bankruptcy    Fri Jun 25, 12:38 PM

Unrestricted free-agent QB Mark Brunell (Saints) is planning to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday, June 25, according to ESPN.com. The filing is due to several failed real-estate investments.

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  Jets | Kellen Clemens' days could be numbered    Thu Jun 10, 04:13 PM

New York Jets QB Kellen Clemens' days with the Jets may be numbered because the team is expected to sign unrestricted free-agent QB Mark Brunell (Saints) at some point in July, reports ESPNNewYork.com's Rick Cimini.

Footballguys view: Clemens may be best served just going to another team and starting over. Once thought of as the quarterback of the future behind Chad Pennington, his future turned bleak when inconsistencies plagued his game. Some other team could see him as an upgrade for their backup quarterback, although it's a pretty bad sign when you're replaced by 100-year old Mark Brunell.

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  Jets | Brunell likely to sign     Mon Jun 7, 09:48 AM

The New York Jets will likely sign free-agent QB Mark Brunell (Saints) in July, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Footballguys view: At this point, you really have to wonder if Kellen Clemens will ever even get a chance to start in the NFL even though he was a second-round pick (that the Jets traded up for!). The organization seems to have no faith in him.

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  Jets | Bank on them signing Brunell    Sun Jun 6, 06:29 PM

Chris Mortensen, from ESPN, reports via Twitter that there's two things you can basicallly bank on : Mark Brunell to the Jets & Patrick Ramsey to the Saints come mid-July as backup QBs.

Footballguys view: We reported on the Saints interest in Ramsey earlier today. Brunell won a championship with the Saints last year, but they're looking for a new backup behind Drew Brees. If the Jets signed Brunell, he would challenge Kellen Clemens for the backup job behind Mark Sanchez. This signing could also push Kevin O'Connell or Erik Ainge (or both) off the roster.

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  Saints | Could wait until July to sign backup QB    Sat May 15, 09:39 PM

Dan Parr, from ProFootballWeekly.com, reports the Saints have yet to sign a veteran backup for QB Drew Brees, as the uncapped year's "final eight" rule has limited their options in free agency. New Orleans cannot sign an unrestricted free agent until another team signs one of the Saints' unrestricted free agents. Sources say the team is still interested in signing a veteran backup and may do so July 22, when the "final eight" signing restrictions end. The only other quarterbacks on the roster are second-year player Chase Daniel and rookie seventh-round pick Sean Canfield. Mark Brunell, who turns 40 in September, was Brees' top backup for the past two seasons and remains available. Other free agents on the Saints' radar who could still be available in late July include Josh McCown and Patrick Ramsey.

Footballguys view: Chase Daniel is currently the #2 quarterback in New Orleans, but frankly he's not ready to be the backup during the regular season. Undrafted out of Missouri last year, Daniel was picked up by the Saints after being released by the Redskins. He put up some great numbers in college while running the spread offense, but still has to work on his arm strength and decision making now that he's in the pros.

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  Saints | Could re-sign Mark Brunell    Tue May 11, 03:25 PM

ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas reports the New Orleans Saints could re-sign unrestricted free-agent QB Mark Brunell to be their No. 2 quarterback this season.

Footballguys view: Brunell has flirted with signing somewhere else (Jets), but his best landing spot for 2010 may be where he won a Super Bowl ring in 2009.

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