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McFadden led NFL in preseason penalties

Newly acquired cornerback Leon McFadden was the NFL poster boy for the dramatic increase in preseason penalties. In fact, he committed a league-high eight, according to the NFL's stats website, and it wasn't close for second.

Playing for the Cleveland Browns, McFadden was called four times for defensive holding, three times for illegal contact and once for pass interference. Two penalties were declined. All told, it amounted to 60 yards.

The former third-round pick apparently didn't get the memo on the league's increased emphasis on contact penalties.

A few other statistical nuggets on McFadden, whom the Jets picked up Sunday on waivers:

  • He played a lot in the preseason -- a total of 188 snaps, including two starts. Conditioning shouldn't be an issue.

  • He was targeted 20 times (that's a lot) and allowed seven completions for 145 yards, according to the stats-based website Pro Football Focus. His catch percentage (35.0) is good, but he obviously surrendered big plays.

  • As a rookie in 2013, he ranked 181st out of 199 cornerbacks, according to PFF.