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Jets Trade Disappointing Jolley To Bucs

By Jets Insider.com Staff
August 31st, 2006
TE Doug Jolley's short disappointing tenure with the Jets ended today. (Jets Insider.com Photo)
TE Doug Jolley's short disappointing tenure with the Jets ended today. (Jets Insider.com Photo)
The Jets announced they have traded TE Doug Jolley to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an undisclosed draft choice. The trade marks the end of a disappointing tenure for Jolley on the Jets.

Jolley, 6-4, 250, was acquired by the Jets on April 24, 2005 for the Jets 26th pick in the first round and a seventh round pick. In return, the Jets got Jolley and the Raiders second round and two sixth round picks. With the picks, the Jets drafted CB Justin Miller, RB Cedric Houston and TE Joel Dreesen. The team was openly questioned for the Jolley move being that Virginia TE Heath Miller was available in the draft and is now an emerging star in the NFL.

Jolley was nothing short than a disappointment for the Jets catching only 29 passes for 324 yards and 1 TD last season. He was also a liability in the running game by being a poor run blocker.

The team also announced they have acquired tight end Sean Ryan, from the Dallas Cowboys for an undisclosed draft pick, and claimed wide receiver Sloan Thomas off of waivers from Tennessee.

Ryan, 6-5, 265, is in his third year in the NFL after being drafted by the Cowboys in the fifth round of the 2004 Draft, 144th overall. Ryan has played in nine games with two starts. The Boston College product started his career as a defensive end, but moved to tight end with 75 catches for 950 yards and 12 touchdowns. His 12 scores rank second for tight ends in the school’s history.

Thomas, 6-1, 203, was waived by the Titans on August 29, 2006, after playing in one game in 2005 for Tennessee, recording two special teams tackles. The University of Texas product was originally drafted by the Houston Texans in the seventh-round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He finished his college career with 88 receptions for 1,362 yards (15.5 avg.) and 12 touchdowns. His 88 catches rank 10th on the school's career-record list and his 12 scoring grabs are tied for seventh.

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