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FLORHAM PARK, N.J ? The past doesn?t seem to faze newest Jet Aaron Berry and the future, well, he?ll just take it in stride.

Berry looks the part of a fearsome, ball hawking cornerback who can lay a good lick on a wide receiver and make him think twice about going over the middle of the field to make a catch. There?s ink up and down his arms and Berry has eyes that pierce when he talks, the look of a fearsome player gazing up at you. But that isn?t who Berry is; rather he?s a soft spoken family man who sits quietly in the corner of the locker room and quietly watches as his new teammates walk in and out of the room. There?s a peace about him and a quietness that is rather surprising.

And Berry insists that he?s not the player who was twice arrested this last offseason and summarily cut by the Lions.

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Antonio Cromartie and Nick Bellore aren't the only two-way players on the Jets. ?With Darrelle Revis out for Sunday's game and Isaiah Trufant questionable, Joe McKnight might take some snaps against the Steelers Sunday. ?The?Daily News reported that McKnight practiced at cornerback?throughout the week and that?the running back also met with defensive coaches to study the team?s defensive game plan.

McKnight of course is the Jets special teams standout and had lost out as the team's third-down back role to Bilal Powell in the preseason. ?When McKnight was recruited at the college level, some coaches wanted him to play defensive back, and ?according to Sporting News, he might have been great.

... several coaches recruiting McKnight (namely Ole Miss, according to Bruce Feldman?s book, ?Meat Market?) thought McKnight could have been a Pro Bowl cornerback if he stayed on the defensive side of the ball.
So while McKnight might have the raw skills to play corner, it's not as if he's done much of it ... so how could this work for the Jets?

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