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    Jets Sign CB Devon Torrence

    The New York Jets have signed cornerback Devon Torrence and waived fullback Fui Vakapuna and safety Tracy Wilson. The announcements were made by general manager Mike Tannenbaum.

    Torrence (6'0", 190) originally entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Vikings on July 27, 2011, and was waived on Sept. 3. He was signed to the Bengals' practice squad on Dec. 19, then was waived on Jan. 2.

    At Ohio State, Torrence began as a wide receiver before switching to defensive back as a sophomore. In his collegiate career, he started 23 games and recorded 91 tackles and was a member of the 2009 Rose Bowl championship team.

    Vakapuna (6'0", 257) originally entered the NFL as Cincinnati's seventh-round pick in 2009. He joined the Cardinals after he was waived by the Bengals on Sept. 5, 2009. He returned to the Bengals when he was signed off of Arizona's practice squad on Nov. 4, 2009, but did not play in any games that season. He spent the 2010 season on Cincinnati's injured reserve list due to a shoulder injury before spending a portion of 2011 on the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad after he was waived by the Bengals on Sept. 3. He joined the Jets as a free agent on May 23.

    Wilson (6'2", 203) originally signed with the Jets last Aug. 24 as a free agent after he was not selected in the 2011 supplemental draft. He was later signed to the Jets' practice squad on Oct. 12 before joining the active roster on Nov. 29, appearing in five games and recording five tackles.

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    The Wilson waive was a surprise. He's been with the team for the past year, on the PS squad last year and then the 53 man roster and was mentioned a bit during the mini-camps and OTA's.

    His release seems abrubt, I wonder if something happened off the field, missed meeting, curfew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Ray19 View Post
    The Wilson waive was a surprise. He's been with the team for the past year, on the PS squad last year and then the 53 man roster and was mentioned a bit during the mini-camps and OTA's.

    His release seems abrubt, I wonder if something happened off the field, missed meeting, curfew.
    Obviously they wanted to snatch up Devon Torrence. Cornerback is a concern this year. Maybe the switch him back to receiver. Team him up with Cro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY's stepchild View Post
    Obviously they wanted to snatch up Devon Torrence. Cornerback is a concern this year. Maybe the switch him back to receiver. Team him up with Cro.
    There was room on the roster so nobody needed to be cut. Torrence has the size where maybe he can be a CB/S...Don't know if his skills translate but we'll see.

    It could be with the addition of Landry, Bell, Bush and AAllen the reality of Wilson making the team was slim so the Jets cut him loose now to give him a chance to hook on with another team

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Mart View Post
    There was room on the roster so nobody needed to be cut. Torrence has the size where maybe he can be a CB/S...Don't know if his skills translate but we'll see.

    It could be with the addition of Landry, Bell, Bush and AAllen the reality of Wilson making the team was slim so the Jets cut him loose now to give him a chance to hook on with another team
    I would normally agree with your take on the release if he was a long time vet, But with Landry still limited in practice it is more likely something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Mart View Post
    There was room on the roster so nobody needed to be cut. Torrence has the size where maybe he can be a CB/S...Don't know if his skills translate but we'll see.

    It could be with the addition of Landry, Bell, Bush and AAllen the reality of Wilson making the team was slim so the Jets cut him loose now to give him a chance to hook on with another team
    That might make more sense. Still I like my idea of saving roster spots with the CB/WR tandem.

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