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    Jets try out CBB player turned shot-putter

    Kevin Bookout is already an accomplished two-sport athlete. Now he wants to make it three sports. And the Jets are giving him a chance.

    Bookout, who played for Oklahoma’s basketball team from 2002 to 2006 and who placed 10th in the shot put at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Sunday, is now attempting to make it in the NFL.

    The Oklahoman reports that Bookout worked out for the Jets this week at their facilities in Florham Park, New Jersey.

    Bookout hasn’t played football since ninth grade, and there’s no word on what position the Jets see him playing. As a basketball player he was listed at 6-foot-8 and 270 pounds and had the build of a tight end, but he has reportedly bulked up to 320 pounds while focusing primarily on the shot put in recent years, so the Jets may see him as a lineman.

    There aren’t many 29-year-old rookies who haven’t played football in 15 years who make an NFL roster, so Bookout’s odds would appear to be slim. Then again, there aren’t many 6-foot-8, 320-pounders who are athletic enough to excel in basketball and strong enough to excel in the shot put. It doesn’t hurt for the Jets to take a look, and it wouldn’t be shocking to see them make room for him on their 90-man training camp roster.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...o-jets-tryout/

    He might be athletic, I don't know where'd he'd play though.

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    6'8 320 lb TE...nice. Like creating a player in Madden

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    Good. We need someone to push Vlad.

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    Great.

    Now all we need is a bearded lady, some midgets and a lizard-boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordy View Post
    Great.

    Now all we need is a bearded lady, some midgets and a lizard-boy.
    Stokes just submitted his resume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordy View Post
    Great.

    Now all we need is a bearded lady, some midgets and a lizard-boy.
    now that's funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordy View Post
    Great.

    Now all we need is a bearded lady, some midgets and a lizard-boy.
    You know it's off limits to bring Tex' family into it. Sorry Tex. I'm sure your wife is lovely...under that beard
    Last edited by NY's stepchild; 06-30-2012 at 12:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY's stepchild View Post
    You know it's off limits to bring Tex' family into it.

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    I guess tanny still searching under every rock.

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    That'd be some rock if he was hiding under it.

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    It's called an agent needs a favor, you put him on the team for camp and when it comes time to sit down with the agent over another players contract you remind him nicely of the favor you did him earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heymangold View Post
    He might be athletic, I don't know where'd he'd play though.
    Knowing Rex he's thinking 'bookend' ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY's stepchild View Post
    6'8 320 lb TE...nice. Like creating a player in Madden

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY's stepchild View Post
    6'8 320 lb TE...nice. Like creating a player in Madden
    Quote Originally Posted by Jordy View Post
    Great.

    Now all we need is a bearded lady, some midgets and a lizard-boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordy View Post
    Great.

    Now all we need is a bearded lady, some midgets and a lizard-boy.
    He will be the greatest player in the history of the Jets organization. Just you watch and see. Or maybe that's Demarcus Ganaway. I'm not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordy View Post
    Great.

    Now all we need is a bearded lady, some midgets and a lizard-boy.
    LOL!! Come on Man!!

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