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One down, five to go

By Courtesy, NY Jets
July 14th, 2003
With T-minus seven days to the opening of training camp, the Jets finally signed their first draft pick, fifth rounder S Derek Pagel.

New York City - The New York Jets announced today they have signed free safety Derek Pagel, the first of the team's two fifth round selections. Pagel was selected with the 140th pick overall in the fifth round.

A 6-1, 210-pound native of Plainfield, Iowa, Pagel recorded 154 tackles, 14 passes defensed, five tackles for losses of 14 yards, five interceptions for 90 yards, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and a blocked kick in his collegiate career at the University of Iowa. "I want to get myself on every special team possible, show them what they are looking for and contribute," said Pagel. "I'm learning the system and when given a chance, I want to make plays."

"This is a player who has been a starter for the last year-and-a-half and has been productive. He ran a 4.52 in the forty and benched 225 25 times. He's very smart and had the respect of his coaches at Iowa," said General Manager Terry Bradway.

"(Jets special teams coach) Mike Westhoff had him rated as the third best defensive back from a special teams standpoint."

The Jets will open their 2003 training camp at their Hempstead, NY training facility with the first practice scheduled for Monday, July 21. The 86 players on the Club's roster are scheduled to report on Sunday, July 20. Practices will be open to the public starting July 21. However, Jets Fest will not begin until August 5th after the Jets get back from Japan.

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