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Punting Exchange: Wilbur Waived, Hodges Signed


The New York Jets have signed free agent punter Reggie Hodges and waived punter Eric Wilbur. The announcement was made by Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum.

Hodges (6'0", 235) was originally signed to the Jets' active roster on Sept. 7, 2008, and punted in 12 games last season with a 42.8-yard gross average and a 35.5 net on 44 punts. He was on released on April 27, 2009. In his career, he has punted in 20 games for the Rams, Eagles and Jets, with a career average of 40.2 and a net of 33.9 on 85 punts.

Hodges was drafted in the sixth round of the 2005 draft (210th overall) by St. Louis. He appeared in five games for the Rams before he was waived in October of that season. He signed with the Eagles and punted in three games in 2005 before he was waived, then participated in training camp for Indianapolis in 2006 and 2007 and for Seattle in 2008.

Wilbur (6'2", 200) signed with the Jets as a free agent on April 15. He originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Houston in May 2007, and was released July 23. He also was signed and released by the Jacksonville Jaguars in August 2007.

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