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Jets add another former Patriot, sort of

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While the 49ers and Seahawks drew attention by picking through each other’s scraps this offseason, the Jets and Patriots have been doing it for years.

The Jets made the latest move, though it’s a bit of an unusual one.

The Jets announced they signed former Patriots cornerback Ras-I Dowling to their practice squad.

That a former second-round pick (33rd overall in 2011) was released so quickly speaks to his career arc. The fact he’s still eligible for a practice squad is somewhat amazing, since it means he was never active for nine games in a season.

Injuries were a factor before he was drafted, and continued through both his seasons with the Patriots (both of which ended on IR).

If he’s well, there’s obviously talent there to be developed. And at $6,000 a week, it’s worth a shot.

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23 Responses to “Jets add another former Patriot, sort of”
  1. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 23, 2013 10:32 AM

    I hope he doesn’t murder anyone.

  2. thepftpoet says: Oct 23, 2013 10:33 AM

    Good signing…

    He already knows the Jets defensive plays & calls being able to watch Bellichicks video tapes for 3 years in the pats system

  3. rahavort says: Oct 23, 2013 10:38 AM

    Glass-I Dowling. He could never stay healthy on the Pats..

  4. ottawabrave91 says: Oct 23, 2013 10:40 AM

    the things I would do for $6000 a week…………

  5. gameover78 says: Oct 23, 2013 10:44 AM

    Neither can Amendola or Gronkowski…

  6. hiddenpond says: Oct 23, 2013 10:53 AM

    Jets are desperate as usual

  7. metintodd says: Oct 23, 2013 11:09 AM

    Hey if you can’t beat em join em. Jets can’t beat the Pats legally and need to cheat and get the refs involved to make bogus calls against the Big Bad Patriots. So if your own players stink, you might as well get ex-Patriots on your team that couldn’t even sniff the Pats roster.

  8. Patskrieg dot com says: Oct 23, 2013 11:10 AM

    Enjoy working with a guy who gets hurt doing absolutely nothing. Please.

  9. 87hollywoodhorn says: Oct 23, 2013 11:18 AM

    formerly of the league of shadows…

  10. hiddenpond says: Oct 23, 2013 11:30 AM

    Rex wants to be just like Bill so bad. Probably offers to rub his feet every night.

  11. deathmonkey41 says: Oct 23, 2013 11:31 AM

    He’s played so little in the NFL that even Bellichick doesn’t have any film on him.

  12. 6ball says: Oct 23, 2013 11:32 AM

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    @metintodd

    Sportsmanship counts. The Jets didn’t cheat to win vs the Patriots. They won the game outright. Belichick and Brady have publicly so. Belichick also publicly admitted that he was not fully aware of the actual text of the pushing rule, but it was his responsibility to make sure that the players know what is a penalty and what is not.

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  13. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Oct 23, 2013 11:34 AM

    Rex has vision for & brings out the best in defensive players.

    We’ll see how this develops…

  14. backdapack4evr says: Oct 23, 2013 12:19 PM

    Jets = Joke

  15. steelersreallysuck says: Oct 23, 2013 12:27 PM

    J-E-T-S = Just End The Season

  16. tedmurph says: Oct 23, 2013 12:34 PM

    This guy has some talent and was a high draft pick, but makes Amendola look like an iron man. Worth a shot on the practice squad.

  17. CKL says: Oct 23, 2013 12:37 PM

    jetsjetsjetsnow says:
    Oct 23, 2013 11:34 AM
    Rex has vision for & brings out the best in defensive players.

    We’ll see how this develops…
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    I’m a Pats fan who resepcts RR immensely as a defensive coach but even RR can’t keep a guy off IR. What RR should do if he wants a former Pats DB is go get Sterling Moore. I like that kid and think he has some talent.

  18. safooma714 says: Oct 23, 2013 12:43 PM

    The Pats got caught cheating. The Jets didn’t have to cheat to beat them. Rules are rules. Maybe the Pays should read the rules before crying about. Video taping was another rule I guess they didn’t know about.

  19. nypatriots says: Oct 23, 2013 12:45 PM

    This is a good signing. Ras I can cover and has the skills. It is just a matter of whether he can stay on the field. It is definitely worth the chance. Perhaps Rex can use him differently in Jets system where he does not have to play as physical, setting the edge as Talib does, and he does not get as beat up.

  20. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 23, 2013 1:32 PM

    @metintodd

    Stop whining about the refs you’re making the rest of us Pats fans look bad.

    Fact is they lost not because of the call at the end of the game, but because they couldn’t capitalize on several opportunities to put more points up on the board. Including the last drive they got a FG on instead of a TD. Get the TD there and the game was over.

    As to Ras I, if people think Amendola is made of glass, this guy is made of something more fragile. I can’t remember noticing him actually playing in a game. His stats show he was actually active for a few but he did very little and you breathe on the guy and he gets hurt.

  21. lrjets says: Oct 23, 2013 2:42 PM

    “Take it away, Boom”

    Chris Berman: Thanks Tommy, and for the irony award of the week,

    steelersreallysuck says:

    J-E-T-S = Just End The Season

  22. multiplemiggs says: Oct 23, 2013 3:44 PM

    hahaha The more Pats fans that comment ripping on RR and the Jets the better. It just means theyre getting scared hahah. I love it I love it

  23. jw1991 says: Oct 23, 2013 4:38 PM

    metintodd says: Oct 23, 2013 11:09 AM

    Hey if you can’t beat em join em. Jets can’t beat the Pats legally and need to cheat and get the refs involved to make bogus calls against the Big Bad Patriots. So if your own players stink, you might as well get ex-Patriots on your team that couldn’t even sniff the Pats roster.
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    how ironic that you use the word “legally”….considering the Patriots won so many superbowls *legally* and had Aaron Hernandez on their team *legally*…..

    I mean c’mon man…

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