Jets sign exclusive rights FAs

The New York Jets announced today they have signed exclusive rights free agents LB Khary Campbell, WR/KR Jonathan Carter, LB Kelvin Moses, C Dennis O'Sullivan, DT James Reed and WR Kevin Swayne. The Jets also signed free agent RB Sean Bennett, formerly of the Giants.

O'Sullivan, a 6-3, 300 pound back-up center played in three games with the Jets in 2002, seeing the majority of his playing time on special teams.  The former Tulane standout defensive lineman will be entering his third season of NFL football in 2003.

Carter, a 6-0, 180 pound wide receiver from Troy State, will be entering his third NFL campaign.  He was claimed on waivers from the New York Giants on October 9, 2002 and was inactive for the Jets' final 11 regular season games and the Clubs' two postseason contest. 

Swayne begins his third season with the Jets and is a veteran of 30 regular season NFL contests (all with the Jets).  He has recorded 18 career receptions for 281 yards for a 15.6 average.  He joined the Jets in 2001 as a free agent after having played in the now defunct XFL and followed it up with a productive stint in the Arena Football League with the New York Dragons.

Reed was chosen by the Jets in the seventh round of the 2001 draft by the Jets and has played in every regular season game the past two seasons, serving primarily as a back-up defensive tackle.  He has accumulated 61 career tackles along with three passes defensed and a fumble recovery, along with a sack.  The 6-0, 286-pound product of Iowa State has also appeared in three postseason games in his young career.

Moses has also appeared in every game for the Jets the past two seasons after having played in NFL Europe in the spring of 2001.  The Wake Forest demon Deacon finished third on the team with 25 special teams tackles in 2002 and also saw spot duty at linebacker throughout the season.  He originally signed with the Jets as a free agent in 2000 before being waived at the conclusion of training camp.  He then was re-signed and allocated to NFLE where he made a name for himself through his inspired play.

Campbell joined the Jets on September 25, 2002 after being signed off of the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad.  The 6-1, 230 pound linebacker stepped in and assumed an important role on Special Teams Coach Mike Westhoff's troops and added 17 special teams tackles.  Campbell was originally signed by the Cowboys as a free agent following the 2002 draft out of Bowling Green University in Ohio.

Bennett, a 6-1, 230-pound running back from Northwestern, was drafted by the Giants in the fourth round of the 1999 draft.  He played in nine games as a rookie, including the season opener, and carried the ball 29 times for 126 yards for a 4.3 average and one score.  He missed the 2000 season after injuring his knee and struggled with a nagging hamstring injury in 2001 that forced the Giants to release him.  He signed with the Giants in 2002 and played in seven games, was inactive for five others, and had five receptions for 37 yards before being waived on December 4, 2002.

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