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Shift to CB irks Jets' Joe McKnight

Updated: September 26, 2012, 10:33 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Joe McKnight reluctantly wore the green of a defensive player Wednesday, his first day as a newly minted cornerback for the New York Jets.

Coach Rex Ryan said the Jets are planning to convert the running back in order to shore up the cornerback position after Darrelle Revis suffered a season-ending ACL tear last Sunday in Miami.

"He'll have a role on offense but we're teaching him how to play corner in an almost, not quite a full-time capacity," Ryan said. ...

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