Jets RB could play defense with CB Revis out
Joe McKnight | New York Jets
Joe McKnight | New York Jets

Posted Sep 26, 2012

While Joe McKnight lost the third-down running back job to Bilal Powell during training camp, the third-year pro might become a two-way player for Rex Ryan and company.

New York Jets running back Joe McKnight will start working ''a ton'' at cornerback to help offset the loss of All-Pro Darrelle Revis, who's likely out for the season with a knee injury.

Rex Ryan says Wednesday that McKnight, whose role on offense has been limited this season, has ''everything you look for in a corner.'' McKnight, who played the position in high school, practiced at cornerback in Week 2 when Revis was sidelined by a concussion.

Ryan first mentioned the idea of using McKnight in the secondary in the running back's rookie season in 2010.

Revis tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at Miami on Sunday, and will be replaced by Kyle Wilson as a starter. The athletic McKnight gives Ryan another option in the secondary.

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