Evan Hilbert
Wednesday December 14th, 2011

The New York Jets have signed safety Gerald Alexander, according to ESPNNewYork.com. New York lost starting safety Jim Leonhard to a torn patellar tendon sustained in Sunday's game. Leonhard is set to have surgery Wednesday.

Eric Smith and Brodney Poole are expected to start in Leonhard's place, and Alexander is being brought on for some added depth. Alexander was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2007, and has since played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, and Miami Dolphins.

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