- Rich Cimini, ESPN New York Jets reporter
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Cunningham, 25, most recently spent time with the San Francisco 49ers. He was released Oct. 29 after a month with the team. He didn't make the Patriots' roster coming out of the preseason.
Cunningham, a Bronx native who was drafted in 2010, has appeared in 36 games. He has 59 tackles and 3.5 sacks. The Jets had a roster opening after placing tight end Konrad Reuland on injured reserve.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- To fill a roster spot, the New York Jets signed free-agent linebacker Jermaine Cunningham, originally a second-round draft choice of the New England Patriots.