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Play like a Jet, just not yet

Gerald Alexander, the Jets new safety, made it onto the practice field Wednesday, but coach Rex Ryan didn't know much about his new defensive back yet. But he doesn't expect Alexander to have to prove himself right away against the Eagles.

"I would think that it would probably have to be an emergency for him to get in there," Ryan said. "Like I said, we are bringing in the young man to give us depth, not be a starter or anything. We feel good about our safeties. Obviously Eric Smith, Brodney Pool and Tracy Wilson. He may or may not play."

Jim Leonhard had surgery Wednesday on his torn patella, and Ryan said everything went well.

Alexander, who played with Kyle Wilson at Boise State, said he was excited to get the call not just to stay in the NFL, but to play for the Jets. Standing at his new locker, Alexander said he'd always liked the line, "Play like a Jet," and that's what he plans to do when he gets a chance.