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Jets RB McKnight's patience pays off

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By Eli Kaberon

Considering the success that two Jets castoff RBs had this season — Danny Woodhead with the Patriots and Leon Washington with the Seahawks — it was easy to knock the organization for choosing rookie Joe McKnight as its third-string runner. But McKnight showed in Week 17 that he has the ability to be a productive player in the league.

The fourth-round choice from USC rushed for 158 yards against the Bills, showing the shiftiness and speed that made him the top high school recruit in the country in 2007. He also has been a valuable member of the Jets' special-teams coverage units.

Starting RB LaDainian Tomlinson said he saw from the sideline in the Buffalo game that McKnight has the tools needed to be a successful NFL runner.

"I think he showed he can definitely be a player in this league," Tomlinson told PFW. "He's got to continue to perfect his craft, work hard and he has a bright future."

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