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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. Credit: Hans Pennink

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 team's New Jersey facility Friday morning.

The Jets announced that he is being monitored at the hospital. He didn't travel to Cincinnati to face the Bengals in the Jets' second preseason game. The Jets did not release any other details about the accident.

The Jets used the draft 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 best known for his quickness. He returned three punts for touchdowns at Oklahoma and averaged 15.8 yards per return in college.

Before enrolling at Oklahoma, Saunders played at Fresno State with quarterback Derek Carr. He played all 13 games and had 30 receptions for 462 yards (15.4-yard average) and three touchdowns. Saunders also had 32 kickoff returns for 738 yards (23.1-yard average).

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