Jets bench struggling Wayne Hunter

Updated: August 25, 2012, 7:53 AM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets have a new starting right tackle.

Two days after saying Wayne Hunter would remain the starter in the team's third preseason game, coach Rex Ryan announced that Austin Howard will take Hunter's spot against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night.

"The more I went back and looked at where we're at as a football team, and getting feedback from coaches, and knowing the history of Wayne's success that Wayne had basically as a sixth man, ...

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