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Jets lose Lex Hilliard for the season, rookie Bohanon apparently wins job


One of the lingering camp battles for the Jets has been resolved, by default.

Jets fullback Lex Hilliard, who appeared in 12 games and started nine last season, has been lost for the season.  He’ll have surgery to repair a broken scapula suffered on Tuesday in practice.

Hilliard’s exit opens the door for Tommy Bohanon, a seventh-round rookie from Wake Forest who had been battling Hilliard for the job.

After three seasons with the Dolphins, appearing in every game, Hilliard signed with the Vikings, who cut him prior to the start of the regular season.  After two games with the Patriots, Hilliard was available again.  The man who coached him in Miami, Tony Sparano, brought him to New York.

Hilliard will land on injured reserve, collecting the full amount of his $715,000 base salary.  And that may be the best news for Hilliard; if he’d lost the job to Bohanon and been cut, Hilliard may have earned roughly $715,000 less than that this season.

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12 Responses to “Jets lose Lex Hilliard for the season, rookie Bohanon apparently wins job”
  1. ccjcsr says: Aug 21, 2013 10:27 AM

    Fullback, the forgotten position among NFL Teams.

  2. zeke2517 says: Aug 21, 2013 10:38 AM

    Broken scapula. Our culture is a mess.

  3. revischrist16 says: Aug 21, 2013 10:41 AM

    Lex was going to be a casualty… in a sick way I’m glad he got injured. Get that money. Get well.

  4. nyfan63 says: Aug 21, 2013 10:44 AM

    Not a Jets fan, but what happened to John Conner the FB they called The Terminator a few years back? Is he still in the NFL?

  5. tim8450 says: Aug 21, 2013 10:57 AM

    The best news for Hilliard is not to have broken his scapula (wth?!?) and remain the injured property of the NY Jets.

    The best news might have been to either win the competition and play or be a healthy cut and sign with another team.

    Since when is breaking your body and forsaking your dream to play in the NFL “great news”?

  6. irkjames says: Aug 21, 2013 11:03 AM

    Remember him throughout his time in Miami.

    Hope he bounces back quick. Best wishes.

  7. tsizzlesucks says: Aug 21, 2013 11:15 AM

    Jeez…they’ll do anything to get away from the Jets! The worst NY team ever assembled in either the NFC or AFC.

  8. kenyon150 says: Aug 21, 2013 12:26 PM

    @nyfan63 he is currently on the bengals

    Sad he got hurt but to be honest now he atleast get an injury settlement as opposed to getting cut and losing out on all of his money. Tommy Bohanon was going to win the job anyway.

  9. doe22us says: Aug 21, 2013 1:03 PM

    In a twisted ironic way sometimes its better to suffer a season ending injury in order to get paid in the NFL especially if you are on the bubble.

  10. arrackis says: Aug 21, 2013 1:18 PM

    NFL = Not for long.
    Take care Lex, at least you can tell your kids and grand kids that you were a professional football player.
    Good Queston what happened to John
    Conner the terminator.

  11. rjg427 says: Aug 22, 2013 8:35 AM

    Bet you they wish they didnt let the terminator go to the bengals now

  12. harry1941 says: Aug 22, 2013 12:52 PM

    I watch Bohanon on youtube, He did very well, but that’s ony une game on youtube. He was a fulback in that dame.

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