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Jets Claim Two From the Titans

The Jets acquired a famous punter and a tight end off waivers from Tennessee.

The Jets have been awarded two players on waivers from the Titans -- P A.J. Trapasso and TE Matthew Mulligan, according to sources.

Trapasso is best known for hitting the new $40 million scoreboard in Dallas, creating a firestorm. His arrival means incumbent Reggie Hodges is a toast. No surprise there. Rex Ryan made it clear yesterday that they were looking for a punter.

Mulligan, a second-year player, is regarded as more of a blocking tight end than a receiver. He will back up Dustin Keller and Ben Hartsock.

It's interesting the Jets were so down on Hodges. It didn't seem like they gave any of his competitors much of a chance. I'm not really seeing Trapasso as much of an upgrade over Hodges. He only averaged 41 yards per kick at Ohio State in college. I'm not sure the search for a punter ends here. Mulligan fills a void since the Jets lacked bodies at tight end.

With these moves in addition to the Kevin O'Connell trade, the Jets now must clear three roster spots not counting the two others when Shaun Ellis and Calvin Pace return from suspension. Reggie Hodges is probably a goner. Who else?