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Jets OL Teague breaks ankle again

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (Nov. 8, 2006) -- The New York Jets placed offensive lineman Trey Teague on injured reserve after he broke his left ankle for the second time in five months Nov. 6.

He hadn't played in any games this season after signing with the Jets as a free agent in April. Teague, who split his first eight NFL seasons with Denver and Buffalo, broke his ankle early in training camp but started to show signs of being close to playing.

"It was just bad luck, really," coach Eric Mangini said. "He had come back and was working into the lineup and it was one of those freak things."

Mangini said Teague broke the ankle in a different spot from the initial injury and will probably need surgery to repair the damage.

The Jets were hoping to get Teague into the lineup to add depth to the offensive line, which has played well despite starting two rookies in left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson and center Nick Mangold.

"Statistically, the odds of that happening twice to the same guy are pretty small," Mangini said.

The Jets also released offensive lineman Norm Katnik from the practice squad Nov. 7, and signed free-agent defensive lineman Keyonta Marshall.

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