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Jets claim rookie LB Kinney, cut Beitia

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (Aug. 24, 2005) -- The New York Jets claimed rookie linebacker James Kinney off waivers and released kicker Xavier Beitia.

Kinney was waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He owns the Missouri school record for most career tackles with 463 stops.

Beitia signed as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Florida State. Mike Nugent is the Jets' kicker.

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