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Jets Waive Turner; Hill In Running For Rookie Of Week

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Jets have waived wide receiver Patrick Turner, and signed linebacker Ricky Sapp to the practice squad.

The Jets also released cornerback LeQuan Lewis from the practice squad Tuesday.

Turner, a former college teammate of quarterback Mark Sanchez at Southern California, had 10 catches for 122 yards and a touchdown in 21 games over two-plus seasons for the Jets. There’s a chance New York could re-sign him if he passes through waivers.

He left the season-opening win over Buffalo on Sunday with a hamstring injury. Turner, a third-round draft pick of Miami in 2009, got a lot of work in the preseason because of injuries at the wide receiver position.

Sapp, who was with the team last season, was released from the Jets’ practice squad last week.

Also on Tuesday, it was announced second-round pick Stephen Hill is one of five in the running for the NFL Rookie of the Week award.

Hill had five catches for 89 yards and two touchdowns in New York’s Week 1 win over Buffalo.

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones, Buccaneers running back Doug Martin, and Vikings kicker Blair Walsh were also nominated.

Fans can vote for their top rookie performer on the NFL’s official website through noon on Friday.

Think Hill has a shot at winning the ROW award over some seriously stiff competition? Sound off below!

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