Jets Re-Sign Pro Bowl Kick Returner Justin Miller


October 27, 2009

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets have re-signed
cornerback/kick returner Justin Miller, acquiring a replacement for the injured
Leon Washington
on special teams.

Miller was a second-round draft pick of the Jets in 2005,
and made the 2007 Pro Bowl after leading the AFC with a 30.1-yard average
and two touchdowns on kickoffs.

He was waived by the Jets last season and signed with
Oakland, which re-signed him for one game before releasing him Nov. 11. Miller
has a 26.2 career kickoff return average and five returns for scores.

Washington, a Pro Bowl returner last season, was placed
on injured reserve after breaking his right leg Sunday in the Jets' win at
Oakland. He replaced an injured Miller as the primary returner in 2007.

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