S Jon McGraw is taking his act to Motown. (Jets Insider.com Photo)
The Jets ended the very disappointing tenure of S Jon McGraw by trading him to Detroit for a condional draft pick. The team aslo waived CB Pete Hunter, who they acquired from Dallas last month.
McGraw, originally a 2002 2nd round draft choice from Kansas State, played in 33 regular season games with seven starts. However, most know him as the safety with a ton of talent who is always injured.
Annointed as the starter in 2003, McGraw played in just six games that year before going on injured reserve in November due to a banged up shoulder. In 2004, he played 14 games all as a backup and was hampered by an abdominal injury that still plagues him today.
Hunter, 25, was originally drafted by the Cowboys in the fifth round of the 2002 Draft out of Virginia Union before being traded to the Jets on July 14 for a conditional draft selection. The 6-2, 212-pound native of Atlantic City, NJ has played in 30 regular season games, making five starts, and has recorded 43 tackles, one sack, three interceptions, nine passes defended and two fumbles recovered.
The McGraw trade moves S Oliver Celestin to the starter with rookie Andre Maddox as the backup. The release of Hunter, moves rookie Justin Miller as the backup to Ty Law.