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Jerricho Cotchery leads group of ex-Jets in postseason

The New York Jets aren't in the playoffs, but a bunch of their former players and coaches are. If you're checking out the games on TV, you may see these names:

Jerricho Cotchery, WR, Carolina Panthers: He was a fourth-round pick in 2004, which makes him the oldest-drafted Jet still playing in the NFL. Former general manager Mike Tannenbaum's biggest regret was cutting Cotchery, who has impressive career numbers -- 524 catches, 6,623 yards and 34 touchdowns.

Mike DeVito, DL, Kansas City Chiefs: He played with the Jets from 2007 to 2012. He came up the hard way as an undrafted free agent and made a nice career for himself.

Oday Aboushi, G, Houston Texans: A former John Idzik draft pick, Aboushi has played in only seven games for the Texans after being cut by the Jets after Week 1.

Mike Nugent, PK, Cincinnati Bengals: Remember the outcry when the Jets used a second-round pick on Nugent in 2005? He's still kicking, and kicking well.

Josh Bush, S, Denver Broncos: He signed with the Broncos around midseason and averaged 33 defensive snaps per game over the last five -- more than he ever played with the Jets.

Josh Mauga, LB, Chiefs: He played with the Jets from 2010 to 2012, battling injuries. He found a home in Kansas City, where he's a part-time player.

Jason Trusnik, LB, Minnesota Vikings: Only the hardcore fans will remember him. He played with the Jets from 2007 to 2009 before bouncing around the league. He plays special teams.

Drew Stanton, QB, Arizona Cardinals: He was a Jet for about a minute during the 2012 offseason. He signed a free-agent contract, but was traded a few days later because the Jets thought they had found someone better -- Tim Tebow.

Michael Vick, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers: The former great went from carrying the clipboard for Geno Smith to carrying it for Ben Roethlisberger.

Kenrick Ellis, DT, Vikings: He was cut by the New York Giants and landed with the Vikings at midseason. He plays about 10 snaps per game in a reserve role.

Jonathan Grimes, RB, Texans: He had a cup of coffee with the Jets in 2012. He has 26 receptions in a backup role for the Texans.

Prominent former Jets coaches in the postseason: Bill Belichick, HC (New England Patriots); Pete Carroll, head coach (Seattle Seahawks); Bob Sutton, defensive coordinator (Chiefs); Todd Haley, offensive coordinator (Pittsburgh Steelers); Romeo Crennel, defensive coordinator (Texans); Ben Kotwica, special teams (Washington Redskins).