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Another former player bites the dust

By Paul A. Esden Jr.
Feb 24, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan speaks to the media during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 24, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan speaks to the media during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /
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A slew of New York Jets continue their pilgrimage to Buffalo and Rex Ryan continues to welcome them with open arms.

In the infamous words of Queen, “Another one bites the dust, and another one gone, and another one gone, another one bites the dust.”  That is the case yet again for former New York Jets who have hit the free agent market over the last season and a half. The latest example is Leger Douzable, a versatile, backup defensive lineman formerly of the Jets.

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The purge continues, although it’s not as if the Jets are getting rid of these players, as it is the Buffalo Bills collecting them. The lead proprietor of this movement is none other than, Rex Ryan himself.

Eight, count them, eight former Jets are currently on the Bills 2016 roster. That’s 15% of the Bills 53-man final roster, if it ends up panning out.

It’s not uncommon for a coach when he leaves a respective team to poach his former players and assistants. Which by the way includes, 10 former coaches/assistants that Ryan brought with him from the Jets (including himself).

Which if you’re into numbers is 38% of his coaching staff, so essentially the Bills have an amoeba-like skeleton of the Jets. Which will only increase the rivalry between the Jets and the Bills that much more.

Though recently, it hasn’t been much of a rivalry; the Bills have won five straight in the series. But before the recent success of the Bills, the Jets are the ones who had the Bills’ number.

The Jets won seven out of the last eight, with three of those victories coming by way of at least 20+ point victories. Although, last season the Jets were swept for the second straight year losing both games by the same score: 22-17.

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While there will be familiar faces on both sides, the Jets will have to turn back the clock to attempt to reestablish their dominance. While in the process trying to get second-year head coach Todd Bowles his first victory against Ryan in a green and white uniform.

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