Jets Will Use McKnight at Cornerback

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0  Updated at 2:55 am, September 27th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Leon Halip/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) — New York Jets running back Joe McKnight is being converted into a cornerback, and he’s not happy about it.

With star corner Darrelle Revis out for the season with a torn ACL, Jets head coach Rex Ryan decided it was best to convert McKnight to a defensive player.

“He’ll have a role on offense but we’re teaching him how to play corner in an almost, not quite a full-time capacity,” Ryan said. “But he’s going to be over there a ton, in the meetings and everything else.”

McKnight feels the move is a slight. “I was not disappointed, I was just sad,” McKnight said. “I took it as I’m not good enough to play running back.”

In his little more than two seasons as a running back, McKnight has rushed for 337 yards, on 85 carries and scored zero touchdowns.

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