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Veteran FB Lex Hilliard Signs
Posted 29 minutes ago
By Jets Media Relations Department
aaThe New York Jets have signed FB Lex Hilliard and waived WR Patrick Turner from the active roster. The team has also signed WR Jordan White to the practice squad and released DB Donnie Fletcher from the practice squad. The announcements were made by General Manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Hilliard (FB/5-11/235/Montana/Kalispell, MT) entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft selection by the Miami Dolphins in 2008 (204th overall) and spent his rookie season on the practice squad. He spent three seasons with Miami before signing with the Minnesota Vikings as an unrestricted free agent (03/21/12). After being waived from Minnesota following the preseason (08/31/12), Hilliard signed with the New England Patriots (09/04/12), but was later waived (09/19/12). He has played in 48 NFL games with four starts and has rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries and caught 26 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns.
Turner (WR/6-5/220/Southern California/Nashville, TN) entered the NFL as a third-round selection by the Miami Dolphins in 2009. The Jets claimed him off waivers (09/05/10) after he was waived by Miami (09/04/10). Turner most recently rejoined the club (09/24/12) prior to the Jets game against San Francisco. In two seasons with New York, Turner played in 20 games primarily on special teams and recorded nine tackles. He also made 10 receptions for 122 yards and one touchdown.
White (WR/6-0/215/Western Michigan/Cleveland, OH) was a seventh-round selection of the Jets in the 2012 NFL Draft. He signed to the teamís practice squad (09/02/12) after being waived following training camp (08/27/12). White also spent the first four weeks of the season on the Jets practice squad before being waived (09/28/12).
Fletcher (CB/6-1/195/Boston College/Cleveland, OH) was signed to the Jets practice squad (09/25/12) after being waived from the 53-man roster (09/24/12). Fletcher originally joined the Jets as an undrafted free agent (05/04/12). He was signed to the Jets practice squad (09/01/12) after he was waived following training camp (08/31/12), and later rejoined the Jets practice squad (09/22/12).