Hanging it up: Two Jets linebackers retire

By Hugo Guzman  |   Tuesday, June 28, 2005  |  Comments( 0 )

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Two long time New York Jets linebackers, Mo Lewis and Marvin Jones, have chosen to retire. Both players have asked to be signed by the team so that they can retire as Jets. They were both cut earlier this off-season and had not signed with any other teams as of yet.

Mo Lewis was the New York Jets' third round draft choice back in 1991. He was the Jets defensive captain from 1997 until his final season in 2003. He ranks fourth all-time for team sacks (52.5) and 2nd all-time for team tackles (1,370). Lewis is most well known for a hit that he put on then New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe. The sideline shot severely injured Bledsoe and paved the way for the meteoric rise of Tom Brady. He also ranks fourth on the all-time list with 52.5 career sacks and second with 1,370 career tackles.

Marvin Jones was a standout linebacker for the Florida State Seminoles and ended up being the fourth overall pick in the 1993 draft. Jones played in 142 games in his 11 seasons and ranks third in Jets history with 1,200 tackles. Some say that he did not live up to the hype that surrounded him coming out of college, but he was one of the most consistent tacklers in the NFL for many years.
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