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It's 'next man up' when Jets' vets exit

Sure, the Gang will miss Cotchery and Woody, but there's no leadership void here

Updated: August 6, 2011, 4:16 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- On Thursday, it was goodbye to Jerricho Cotchery, one of the most respected players in the locker room. On Friday, Damien Woody -- fired five months ago by the New York Jets -- came back for a day to say goodbye to football.

In a span of 24 hours, the Jets got a heavy dose of NFL reality. In pro football, there's no forever, only farewells. The Jets have endured quite a few over the past year or so, a bunch of team leaders out the door. You can say it's cold, ...

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