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Jets reach out to Asante Samuel


With a pair of cornerbacks suffering injuries at practice on Sunday, the Jets need help at the position. Their list of potential replacements includes a former Patriot.

Asante Samuel, whose dropped interception set the stage for David Tyree’s helmet catch in Super Bowl XLII, was contacted by the Jets, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Per Mehta, it’s unlikely that Samuel will be signed, since the Jets plan to go younger.

Samuel, 33, appeared in 11 games with 10 starts for the Falcons in 2013. He spent four years with the Eagles after Super Bowl XLII and five before that with the Patriots.