Winless Jets continue shake-up, release CB Desir

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Veteran cornerback Pierre Desir, a free-agent disappointment who was benched for the final two series in the last game, was released Tuesday by the New York Jets.

The move, not unexpected, opens a starting position for rookie Bryce Hall, who replaced Desir in the Week 9 loss to the New England Patriots. The Jets (0-9) had a bye last weekend.

The Jets signed Desir in March, soon after he was released by the Indianapolis Colts. They gave him a one-year, $4 million contract, including $3.25 million in guarantees, expecting him to be their No. 1 corner.

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That never materialized. In fact, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams benched Desir in the first half of the first game. After one week in a backup role, Desir returned to the starting lineup and remained there for the next seven games.

In the final minutes of the 30-27 loss to the Patriots, Desir allowed a 31-yard completion to wide receiver Damiere Byrd — a play in which Desir half-heartedly gave chase across the field. He was immediately pulled from the game and Hall finished the series and played the entire final drive.

Desir’s only shining moment came in

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