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Jets sign Jermaine Cunningham

Jermaine Cunningham, Mark Sanchez AP

Add Jermaine Cunningham to Curtis Martin, Danny Woodhead and Ty Law as players that have jumped from one side of the Patriots-Jets rivalry to the other.

The Jets announced Tuesday that they have signed Cunningham. The linebacker was a second-round pick of the Patriots in 2010 was waived/injured by the Pats this summer and then released from injured reserve in September. He spent most of October with the 49ers, but wasn’t active for any games.

Cunningham picked up 3.5 sacks during his three years with the Patriots, with 2.5 of them coming in 12 games of last season. Cunningham wasn’t able to play all 16 games because of a four-game suspension for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy and failed to crack the rotation of edge players that made the Patriots out of camp this summer.

The Jets were down a linebacker against the Bills last Sunday with Garrett McIntyre battling a knee injury. Cunningham will join McIntyre and Troy Davis as backup options behind Calvin Pace and Quinton Coples.

The Jets opened up a roster spot for Cunningham by placing tight end Konrad Reuland on injured reserve.

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7 Responses to “Jets sign Jermaine Cunningham”
  1. thepftpoet says: Nov 20, 2013 10:59 AM

    Wait…he was suspended for performance enhancing drugs?

    He would have been a perfect fit for the Seahawks.

  2. Patskrieg dot com says: Nov 20, 2013 11:17 AM

    If they were looking for a guy to get stuffed on every single down and then get injured or suspended right when every sports writer in town is promising that he’s about to break out… you found your guy.

  3. leftlaneisforpassingonly says: Nov 20, 2013 11:18 AM

    Hmm, I wonder which move works out better, Jets to Pats or Pats to Jets.

  4. lrjets says: Nov 20, 2013 11:25 AM

    This is like picking up your neighbor’s paper on the fifth, and it’s dated the third.

  5. bostonian13 says: Nov 20, 2013 11:28 AM

    Greg Salas, Zach Sudfeld, David Nelson, Jermaine Cunningham, Kellen Winslow, etc….how much former Patriots does this team need?!? Overrated team and coaching stuff.

  6. jetsheartache says: Nov 20, 2013 11:49 AM

    oh more defensive players? Brilliant!

    …certainly no need to find something on offense.

  7. fearthehoody says: Nov 20, 2013 2:42 PM

    Jets = Cheaters

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