Jets' Jalen Saunders taken to hospital after car accident

Jets wide receiver Jalen Saunders (16) during training Jets wide receiver Jalen Saunders (16) during training camp in Cortland, N.Y., Sunday, July 27, 2014. Photo Credit: Hans Pennink

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Jets rookie receiver Jalen Saunders was taken to the hospital as a precaution after being involved in a one-car accident on his way to the facility Friday morning.

The Jets announced that he is being monitored as a precaution and won't travel to Cincinnati to face the Bengals in for their second preseason game. The Jets did not release any other details about the incident.

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The Jets used the fourth-round pick they acquired in the Darrelle Revis trade to select the former Oklahoma receiver/returner 104th overall. Saunders, at 5-9 and 165 pounds, is known best for his quickness. He returned three punts for touchdowns at Oklahoma and averaged 15.8 yards per return in college. Prior to enrolling at Oklahoma, he played at Fresno State with quarterback Derek Carr. There, Saunders played all 13 games and had 30 receptions for 462 yards (15.4-yard average) and three touchdowns. He also had 32 kickoff returns for 738 yards (23.1).

"I'm a savage on that field," Saunders said after the draft. "I would say between a gorilla and a terrier. They're real small and people don't expect too much from them."

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