3 former NY Jets players shining with their new teams

Will these players be the ones that got away?
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The NY Jets said goodbye to a host of players this offseason. From aging veterans to pieces that just didn't fit the Jets' roster puzzle, the organization experienced quite a bit of turnover.

Of course, this isn't uncommon. Roster turnover is at an all-time high in today's NFL. And given the influx of talent the Jets added this offseason, change was inevitable.

Some of that change isn't always for the better, however. There have been quite a few players through the Jets' history that the team parted ways with a little too early. The Jets are hoping that the three players on this list don't eventually fall under that category.

It may still be early, but here are three former Jets players who are already impressing with their new teams.

3. Kwon Alexander

The Pittsburgh Steelers only signed Kwon Alexander a few weeks ago, but he's wasted little time endearing himself to his new team. Alexander has consistently been making plays in practice and looks well on his way to securing a starting role.

The former Pro Bowl linebacker was one of the stars of Pittsburgh's preseason opener on Friday. Alexander was flying all over the field on Friday, including this big hit on Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Chase Edmonds.

Alexander was signed by the Jets last August, and he went on to appear in all 17 games, playing 49 percent of the team's defensive snaps. The Jets considered bringing him back but ultimately decided against it.

Instead, he signed for dirt cheap with the Steelers, and he looks well on his way to establishing an important role in their defense. Here's to hoping Jamien Sherwood can adequately replace Alexander — otherwise, the Jets might regret letting him go.