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New York Jets Waive Jordan White; Sign Three Players

August 6th, 2013 at 2:54 PM
By Peter Schifani

After the New York Jets had their annual Green and White scrimmage Saturday night, the team signed three new players after waiving wide receiver Jordan White and cornerback Eric Crocker. Jordan White is expected to undergo surgery on Tuesday for a sports hernia, and may be able to come back later this season.

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Considering that the New York Jets have been thin at both wide receiver and running back in training camp due to injuries, it is somewhat surprising that wide receiver Jordan White, drafted last season as a compensatory pick, has been waived. He has been suffering from a sports hernia injury that will be addressed Tuesday as he is scheduled for surgery. Hopefully he will be able to return later in the 2013 season. The Jets also waived cornerback Eric Crocker who was signed in the offseason to compete for one of the last cornerback spots on the roster.

To replace White the Jets re-signed wide receiver Michael Campbell, who spent time with the team in 2011 on the practice squad. He played in college at Temple so has ties to current Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson and safety Jaiquawn Jarrett. In order to add depth at running back, besides the already added Chad Spann, the team signed former Buccaneer Mossis Madu. He had been signed by Tampa Bay as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He stands at six-foot tall and weighs 197 pounds, and during his junior year in Oklahoma for the Sooners he was their primary kickoff return specialist. Lastly, the Jets added center Erik Cook, who stands at six-foot, six-inches tall, and weighs 308 pounds. The Redskins selected him in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of New Mexico. While he didn't see time on the field in 2010, he did in 2011, starting two of the six games he played in.

Now hopefully the New York Jets can continue to remain healthy as they kickoff their preseason Saturday versus the Lions. They need talent on offense to elevate their quality of performance to get the offense moving going into the 2013 season.

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