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Posted on: Monday, April 26, 2010

NFL: AP source: Jets sign 10, including Donovan Warren


By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.
AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK The New York Jets have signed 10 undrafted free agents, including Michigan cornerback Donovan Warren, a person familiar with the deals told The Associated Press on Monday.

The person spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity because the team had not yet announced the deals.

Also signed were: linebacker Kevin Basped (Nevada), guard Keith Buckman (North Dakota State), tight end Jeff Cumberland (Illinois), cornerback Brian Jackson (Oklahoma), defensive end Jason Lamb (Baylor), linebacker Broderick Stewart (Vanderbilt), offensive tackle Matt Stommes (Minnesota), guard Charlie Tanner (Texas) and defensive tackle Ernest Williams (Pittsburgh).

Warren's four interceptions led the Wolverines in 2009, and he was at one time considered one of the top cornerbacks available in the draft. But a subpar 40-yard dash time 4.59 at the NFL combine in February contributed to the drop in his draft status.

"Ready to get there and prove everybody wrong," Warren wrote in a text message to the AP on Saturday after the draft was over.

The Jets are loaded at cornerback with Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Dwight Lowery, Drew Coleman, Marquice Cole and first-round pick Kyle Wilson, but coach Rex Ryan likes having a surplus of players at the position.

New York also brought in 20 players on a tryout basis, including running back Marlon Lucky (Nebraska), quarterback Alex Brink (Washington State), wide receiver Wesley Lyons (West Virginia) and linebacker Brashton Satele (Hawaii). Satele eventually signed with the Oakland Raiders.