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With a Chance to Join the Jets, Fitzhugh Says Nah

Sounds like something from a movie, but trust us when we say the following is true.

Keith Fitzhugh, who was in camp with the Jets, told the team when contacted to come in and join the team due to injuries, that he didn’t want to leave his job as a conductor with Norfolk Southern Railroad.

Fitzhugh said he wanted to stay on track financially while helping support his parents in Atlanta.

“I’ve got something now where I know every two weeks I’m getting a paycheck,” Fitzhugh told The Associated Press “That’s what helps out the most right now. I don’t knock the Jets at all. I highly appreciate them.”

Rex Ryan said the team was looking to sign a safety after Jim Leonhard was lost for the season last week with a broken shin and James Ihedigbo suffered a leg injury in The Pats loss.

The 24-year-old Fitzhugh, who had stints in camp with the Jets the past two years, was contacted by the team but declined New York’s offer to return.

“You don’t hear this too often and some people might think it’s not a good idea,” Fitzhugh said. “Some people might think it is. I don’t know. I just have to look out for what’s best for me and my family.”

How’s that for the “wow” department?

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