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Jets Claim Urrutia

While most NFL teams take a vacation, the Jets are staying active on the waiver wire.
Hours after claiming cornerback Rashad Barksdale (no relation to Avon), Gang Green claimed former Bengals wideout Mario Urrutia, according to’s Adam Caplan.
Urrutia, who measures at 6’6″, was a seventh-round pick by Cincinnati in 2008 after an up and down career at Louisville.  He was a phenom as a freshman and sophomore, but disappeared after Bobby Petrino left for the NFL.
The Jets are lacking depth at wideout, but Urrutia looks like a long shot to make the roster after failing to make it to July with Cincinnati.

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9 Responses to “Jets Claim Urrutia”
  1. Ralph GreNader says: Jun 25, 2009 8:07 PM

    My wife had a URRUTIA Tract Infection once. Let me tell you…That is a lose-lose situation for everyone involved.

  2. empty13 says: Jun 25, 2009 8:15 PM

    sounds contagious AND deadly.

  3. kmg1016 says: Jun 25, 2009 8:48 PM

    Bengals’ WR situation is much more settled than the Jets’. This could be a good landing spot for Urrutia. Though I’m kind-of confused as to why Marcus Henry hasn’t gotten more of a shot…

  4. notthesicko says: Jun 25, 2009 8:51 PM

    excellent wire reference

  5. pimpinnati says: Jun 25, 2009 9:38 PM

    Urrutia being cut in June isnt necessarily an indictment on his ability. Bengals are DEEP at WR with Ocho, Coles, Henry, Caldwell & Simspon with Cosby and Brown vying for the final spot.

  6. voyager6 says: Jun 25, 2009 9:40 PM

    Cincy is too deep at WR for him to make their squad. I wish him the best with the Jets.

  7. thetruthhurts says: Jun 25, 2009 9:45 PM

    I hear him coming
    I’ll be there
    I’ll come running
    He’s all I need
    All my life
    I feel so good
    When I just say the WWWOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!
    Just say the word AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. JoeSixPack says: Jun 25, 2009 10:19 PM

    If I were a Jets fan I’d claim to be pretty urrutiated too.

  9. hark44 says: Jun 26, 2009 4:20 AM

    finally.. a wire reference… someone get florio some HBO so we can get some flight of the conchords in there as well.

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