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Jets improve draft position with trade
Hempstead, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Jets agreed in principle
with the Chicago Bears on a major trade Friday. The Jets receive the fourth
overall selection in the 2003 NFL Draft from Chicago for the 13th pick
overall, which was obtained from Washington for Laveranues Coles, the 22nd
overall selection, and a conditional draft pick.
"There are four players on our draft board who we really like and have
targeted. We’re excited about acquiring one of the players," New York Jets
General Manager Terry Bradway was quoted as saying on the Jets' website. "The
acquisition of the fourth pick in the draft ensures us that we will acquire
one of the players that we, as an organization, covet."
The Jets will have a pick in the top five for the first time since 1996, when
they chose receiver Keyshawn Johnson out of Southern California.
The NFL Draft starts Saturday, April 26 at noon. The Cincinnati Bengals with
the first overall pick have already inked Southern California quarterback
Carson Palmer. The Detroit Lions are scheduled to pick second, while the
Houston Texans are in possession of the third overall pick.
04/25 14:12:40 ET
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