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Jets sign DE Jay Richardson Dan Leberfeld

The Jets have signed defensive end Jay Richardson. The announcement was made by Mike Tannenbaum.

Jay Richardson (DE/6-6/280/Ohio State/Dublin, OH) is a former fifth-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in the 2007 NFL Draft. He spent his first three seasons in Oakland, playing in all 48 games before being waived (09/10/10). He signed with the Seattle Seahawks (11/03/10) and appeared in seven games. For his career, Richardson has appeared in 55 games, with 22 starts and has posted 86 tackles, seven sacks and two passes defensed. He did not play in the NFL last season.