Jets sign another former Patriot - Hawkins

The New York Jets have signed free agent SS Artrell Hawkins. The announcement was made by Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum.

Hawkins (5-10, 195, Cincinnati), originally selected in the second round (43rd overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, last played with the Patriots in 2006. In nine NFL seasons, he has appeared in 122 games (starting 92) and recorded 482 tackles (415 solo), 11 interceptions, 70 pass defensed and six fumble recoveries. Hawkins spent six seasons with the Bengals (1998-2003), one season with the Panthers (2004) and two seasons with the Patriots (2005-06) before being released by New England on August 18, 2007. .

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