Jets sign Matt Turk

New York Jets General Manager Terry Bradway announced today the signing of unrestricted free agent punter Matt Turk to a multi-year<BR>contract.&nbsp;

Terms of the agreement were undisclosed.

Turk, a 6-5, 235-pound punter from Wisconsin-Whitewater, is a veteran of
seven NFL seasons.  Turk has totaled 561 punts for 24,172 yards (43.0 avg.)
with a long of 77 yards and has placed 188 punts inside the 20.
Additionally, Turk has been selected to the Pro Bowl in three seasons: 1996,
1997, 1998.

Turk, will be reunited with his former special teams coach, Mike Westhoff,
whom he spent one season with in Miami (2000).

In other news, Bradway announced today the Jets have traded punter David Leaverton to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  In return, the Jets have obtained wide receiver Jonathan Pittman from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Pittman, a 5-11, 184-pound product of BYU, originally signed with Buffalo as
an undrafted free agent on April 24, 2001 before being released on August
22, 2001.  Pittman signed with Tampa Bay on April 1, 2002.


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