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Super Bowl 50 Media Day: Jerricho Cotchery Remembers Time With Jets

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Kimberly Martin did a great job of getting some video of Panthers reciever Jerricho Cotchery speaking about his time with the Jets. Cotchery was drafted by the Jets in the fourth round in 2004 and played with the team until his release during training camp in 2011.

Cotchery is an easy guy to root for. Was it necessarily wrong for the Jets to move on from Cotchery? I'm not sure you could say that. He hasn't had more than 602 receiving yards in a single season since 2009. Still, in retrospect, it is kind of difficult to fathom the Jets viewing Plaxico Burress or Derrick Mason as an upgrade. In a lot of ways, Cotchery's departure symbolically ushered in the team's decline.