Move to DE is fresh start for Gholston

Former first-rounder aims to be 'reckless' after Jets abandon linebacker experiment

Updated: June 1, 2010, 11:22 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

Some might call it a Hail Mary, a last-ditch, desperation move to hold off an embarrassing defeat. Vernon Gholston calls it the right opportunity at the right time.

The New York Jets' former first-round pick is learning to play defensive end after two washout seasons at outside linebacker. No one in the organization can say with certainty if the position change will transform Gholston into the player he was supposed to be, but it seems to have made a positive impact on his attitude.

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