Jets Sign Rhodes to Extension

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Rhodes prepares for the tackle

The New York Jets have signed safety Kerry Rhodes to a contract extension. The announcement was made by Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum.

Rhodes (6'3", 210) was originally chosen by the Jets in the fourth round (123rd overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Louisville. He has started in all 48 regular-season games in his career, amassing 268 total tackles (205 solo), 10 interceptions, eight sacks, 25 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

In 2007, Rhodes led the Jets with a career-high five interceptions and recorded 68 tackles, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery, which he returned 11 yards for a touchdown against the Giants. Rhodes tied for the team lead with four interceptions in 2006 and produced five sacks, the most by a defensive back in team history.

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