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Jets acquire Ronald Martin off waivers, release Rontez Miles

New York Jets defensive back Rontez Miles celebrates

New York Jets defensive back Rontez Miles celebrates his fumble recovery touchdown in an NFL preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. Photo Credit: Steven Ryan

The Jets swapped one safety for another Sunday.

The team was awarded former Seahawks strong safety Ronald Martin off waivers, and in a subsequent move released fan favorite Rontez Miles.

The Seahawks signed the 6-2, 220-pound Martin as an undrafted free agent this offseason. The LSU product had 11 tackles and two passes defensed with Seattle this preseason.

Martin, 22, started 13 games as a senior and recorded a career-high 73 tackles, two interceptions and nine pass breakups.

Miles, who made the initial 53-man cut on Saturday, had 23 tackles and also scored on a fumble return this preseason.

Following the Jets' final exhibition game against the Eagles, Miles expressed confidence in his future -- whether it was with the Jets or elsewhere.

"I've been through enough not to worry about cuts," said Miles, who had an impressive camp after suffering a serious leg injury in December that required surgery.

"I've been down this road plenty of times before. I'm at peace right now. Whatever happens, I just thank the Jets and the coaching staff for even letting me play. [I had the] second-most reps this preseason. In the previous two years, I barely got half of that. So the fact that I got this many reps, I'm comfortable. I've got tape and I know I can play."

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