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New York Jets News and Notes 3/12/13

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The New York Jets have been a very busy football team in the offseason having signed two players in this past week.

On Monday the franchise announced that they have resigned linebacker Josh Mauga. The Fallon, NV-native originally joined the Jets as an undrafted free agent on 8/17/09, and spent time on the tam’s practice squad in 2009 and 10. In three seasons with the Jets, Mauga has played in 28 games while recording 29 tackles and one interception on defense, while also racking up 40 tackles on special teams.

The franchise also announced that they signed free agent quarterback David Garrand. The Durham, NC-native brings nine-years of NFL experience to the Jets, joining the team with a 85.8 passer rating. In his career, Garrand has played in 86 NFL games with 76 starts, completing 61.6% of his passes for 16,003 yards and 89 touchdowns with 54 interceptions.

Garrand recorded a career-high passer rating of 102.2 in 2007, when he led the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 9-3 start, while throwing for 2,509 yards and 18 touchdowns. He earned his only Pro Bowl appearance thus far in 2009, after completing 314-of-516 passes for 3,597 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Stay tuned as there will be plenty more moves to be made by the Jets before the start of the NFL season.

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