Jets re-sign cornerback Ellis Lankster

Friday September 12th, 2014

The New York Jets have re-signed cornerback Ellis Lankster, the team announced Friday.

Lankster played for the Jets from 2011-13 and was with the team in the preseason until he was cut on Sept. 1. He played in 15 games for New York each of the past two seasons.

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The Jets' depth at cornerback has been challenged since preseason. Third-round pick Dexter McDougle was lost for the season in August after tearing his ACL, starter Dee Milliner has been out more than a month due to a high ankle sprain and likely starter Dmitri Patterson was released in late August after he reportedly went AWOL from the team.

As a result, New York started backup Darrin Walls and safety Antonio Allen in its Week 1 win over the Raiders. Milliner is expected back on Sunday after returning to practice this week.

The Jets play at the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in Week 2.

Ben Estes


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