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Jets sign A.J. Edds, release Ellis Lankster

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The New York Jets signed linebacker A.J. Edds on Monday and cut cornerback Ellis Lankster, according to a tweet from the team. 

The 26-year-old Edds finished second in the NFL in tackles this preseason with 25. He spent the 2011 season  with the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts, but has not seen game action since. The Jets had cut Edds on Saturday as part of the team's move to reduce rosters to 53 players. 

The terms of Edds contract were not immediately available. 

Lankster played in 37 games over three seasons with the Jets, logging 40 tackles and two interceptions during that span. New York signed another cornerback, former Seattle Seahawk Phillip Adams, just hours before cutting Lankster Monday. 

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