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Justin Valentine released before real contact

The New York Jets have waived WR/KR Ashlan Davis, DB Kenny Patton and RB Justin Valentine. The announcement was made by Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum.

Ashlan Davis (5-8, 179/Tulsa/Mesquite, TX) was originally signed as an undrafted free agent on June 10. Davis started 11 games during his two seasons (2006-07) with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League and caught 40 passes for 476 yards and three touchdowns. He led the club with 1,401 all-purpose yards and notched 30 kickoff returns for 632 yards (21.1 avg.). In his career at Tulsa, he played in 23 games, catching 65 passes for 908 yards and six touchdowns. He added 93 yards on 15 carries and totaled 109 yards and one touchdown on 14 punt returns. He produced 1,898 yards and six touchdowns on 70 kickoff returns.

Patton, (5-11, 193, Hawai'i/Altadena, CA) was originally signed as an undrafted free agent on May 20. He previously signed as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Oakland Raiders on May 4, 2007, before being waived May 15. At Hawai'i, Patton was a four-year starter at cornerback, totaling 139 tackles and three interceptions in 42 games.

Justin Valentine, (6-1, 230, Minnesota/Columbus, OH) was originally signed as an undrafted free agent on May 2. Valentine registered 14 touchdowns, including 11 rushing scores, as a fullback for Minnesota and played in 48 games during his career. He was responsible for 225 rushing yards while blocking for Marion Barber III and Laurence Maroney.

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