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Two sixth-round picks sign with New York Jets

By The Sports Xchange
Two sixth-round picks sign with New York Jets
The New York Jets have half of their six-man draft class under contract after signing two sixth-round picks, cornerback Parry Nickerson (pictured) and defensive lineman Foley Fatukasi, to four-year deals on Sunday. Photo courtesy of New York Jets/Twitter

The New York Jets have half of their six-man draft class under contract after signing two sixth-round picks -- cornerback Parry Nickerson and defensive lineman Foley Fatukasi -- to four-year deals on Sunday.

A third sixth-rounder, running back Trenton Cannon, signed his deal last Friday.

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Nickerson, who had 18 interceptions in 48 games for Tulane, will challenge for a cornerback job behind Morris Claiborne and Trumaine Johnson during his rookie season.

Nickerson, who is 5-foot-10 and ran a 4.32 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, will work both outside and in the slot in practice, according to Jets coach Todd Bowles.

Fatukasi recorded 19 tackles for loss and 14 sacks over 48 games at Connecticut.

Quarterback Sam Darnold, defensive tackle Nathan Shepherd and tight end Chris Herndon are the three picks for the Jets who remain unsigned.

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