Jets bring back LB Thomas, WR Turner
Monday, September 24, 2012
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets have re-signed linebacker Bryan Thomas and wide receiver Patrick Turner, and cut defensive lineman Marcus Dixon.
Thomas, the Jets' longest-tenured player, was surprisingly released Saturday to make room on the roster to elevate cornerback Donnie Fletcher from the practice squad in time for New York's game at Miami on Sunday.
Fletcher, inactive for the game, was also cut Monday, along with offensive tackle Dennis Landolt.
Thomas, the team's first-round pick in 2002, was "angry" when the team informed him of his release Saturday, but says he's OK now. He is coming off a hamstring injury, but says he should be ready to play Sunday against San Francisco.
Turner, a former college teammate of quarterback Mark Sanchez at Southern California, was waived on Sept. 11.
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