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Jets Trade Up To Take TCU WR Kerley In 5th Round

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP)  The New York Jets have traded up eight spots in the fifth round Saturday, swapping places with the Philadelphia Eagles and taking TCU wide receiver Jeremy Kerley.

New York also sent a sixth-round selection to Philadelphia for the Eagles’ seventh-round pick in the deal Saturday.

Kerley, the 153rd pick, caught 56 passes from Andy Dalton at TCU for 575 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, and also is a special teams standout. He won the Mountain West Conference’s special teams player of the year award his last two seasons.

Wide receivers Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards and Brad Smith are scheduled to become free agents, and Kerley could help replace the versatile Smith is the Jets can’t re-sign him.

And yet another TCU member was snatched up, this time by the The New England Patriots when they chose offensive lineman Marcus Cannon in the fifth round.

The Patriots chose the 358-pound Cannon with the 10th pick of the fifth round which they obtained on Friday in a trade with Houston. They also h

As we previously reported, TCU star Andy Dalton was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round.

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