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Jets Finally Move Former First Rounder Robertson to Denver


The Jets have finally rid themselves of the burden of DT Dewayne Robertson, as they have found a trading partner for the former number one pick in the Denver Broncos.  New York has moved Robertson to the Broncos for a conditional pick in the 2009 draft.  The 26-year-old has had knee issues, but it could also be he just didn’t fit the system with the Jets.  “It’s a great opportunity,” said agent Hadley Engelhard. “He’s got the chance to showcase his abilities.”  In 77 regular-season games (75 starts), Robertson has 319 tackles, 188 solo, and 14 1/2 sacks. He’s forced four fumbles, recovered two, and had two pass breakups.

Robertson was almost moved to the Bengals last month, but the deal fell though when he failed a physical.  Denver and Detroit were two other teams that showed interest, but it took some time for the Jets and Broncos to finally wrap up a deal.  “Dewayne did a lot of good things for us and in that position in the 3-4,” coach Eric Mangini said  “I thought Dewayne did a lot of good things for us at nose where we didn’t have a lot of luxury, and he did a good job at end. I like him a lot. I think Dewayne is a good player in whatever system he’s in. He’s able to penetrate and make plays.”

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