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Clyde Gates gets a second chance, in New York

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The Dolphins hoped receiver Clyde Gates, a fourth-round pick in the 2011 draft, would step up in his second year.  Former Dolphins coach Tony Sparano will now have that same hope in New York.

Gates was claimed on waivers by the Jets on Saturday, along with nose tackle Isaako Aaitui (Dolphins) and tight end Konrad Rueland (49ers).

In turn, the Jets waived safety Antonio Allen (a seventh-round pick in 2011), defensive tackle Marcus Dixon, and tight end Dedrick Epps.

The move to add Gates makes sense, given that he knows the Sparano offense.  Of course, Gates knew it only well enough to make two catches for 19 yards as a rookie.

Gates also brings depth to special teams.  He returned 34 kicks and three punts in 2011.

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19 Responses to “Clyde Gates gets a second chance, in New York”
  1. thelastpieceofcheese says: Sep 1, 2012 7:28 PM

    Gates speed is a non-factor in Soprano’s three yards and a cloud of boredom to a filed goal offense.

  2. pantsfreezone says: Sep 1, 2012 7:41 PM

    Who is going to throw the ball far and accurately enough for his speed to even matter?

  3. ddogdaddy says: Sep 1, 2012 7:42 PM

    Antonio Allen looks like the hard hitting safety the Colts have been looking for since Bob Sanders left. Good fit if he is healthy.

  4. jman3621 says: Sep 1, 2012 7:45 PM

    Antonio aka TJ need to go to tha redskins that’s my Bruh right there Ocala fl

  5. guvsta says: Sep 1, 2012 8:00 PM

    I didn’t know sparano had an offence!

  6. phinfan says: Sep 1, 2012 8:04 PM

    All he is brought to NYC is to learn Miami’s offense.

  7. pats777 says: Sep 1, 2012 8:06 PM

    What happened to their almighty savior on returns Joe McKnight? Man, this team is a train wreck. BTW, what the hell is NFL Network doing with their previously good A Football Life series?? Why is Tim Tebow being featured on it this year? They have so many good players and coaches from the last 60 years to choose from and they go with Tebow??? Whatever.

  8. exibitsman says: Sep 1, 2012 8:43 PM

    Great pick up for the ny jets he knows sopranos offense and will help out on
    Westhoffer, s. Special teams. REX wanted to Draft him last year. :-) :-) :-)

  9. igotgamenj says: Sep 1, 2012 9:11 PM

    It comes down to this….. the Jets picking up cuts of the Miami Dolphins

  10. imag3d says: Sep 1, 2012 9:22 PM

    It is true Soprano’s offense is offensive

  11. randyextry says: Sep 1, 2012 9:23 PM

    Any receiver who can’t make the Dolphins is not an NFL caliber player. This is not a good sign for Jet fans. So, basically, the Jets 2012 offense will be the Dolphins 2011 offense, but with worse players. Sanchez instead of Moore, Holmes instead of Marshall, Greene instead of Bush…The Jets will lead the league in field goals this year; you can count on it.

  12. minibull says: Sep 1, 2012 10:23 PM

    Fist pump for FG! Yes!

  13. ghjjf says: Sep 2, 2012 1:50 AM

    How could he know the Sparano offense when last year it was the Brian Dabol offense?

  14. ishudbgm says: Sep 2, 2012 3:42 AM

    Wish the Fins could play the Jets about 12 times this season. I’m positive we would win at least 10 of those games.

  15. greymares says: Sep 2, 2012 9:30 AM

    THE JETS i find to be an interesting team. I can’t find any team i think they can beat.

  16. cantonbound13 says: Sep 2, 2012 1:10 PM

    The Dolphins should trade any and all players to the Jets for draft picks. I just hope Jeff Ireland isn’t around to make the picks.

  17. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Sep 2, 2012 1:29 PM

    cantonbound13 says:
    Sep 2, 2012 1:10 PM
    The Dolphins should trade any and all players to the Jets for draft picks. I just hope Jeff Ireland isn’t around to make the picks.
    ————————————————-

    Can you and I agree on how funny/tragic the Jets’s season will be?

  18. cantonbound13 says: Sep 2, 2012 5:24 PM

    @ 1972

    Unfortunately, my friend, we may have the worst team in the league this year. But the Jets should be pretty bad making it a lot better. I couldn’t go through another year with Sporano fist pumping after fieldgoals.

  19. agelardi says: Sep 3, 2012 12:27 PM

    So once again the Jets sign another team’s playbook.

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