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Jets Match Browns' Offer to S Abram Elam

According to the Associated Press, the New York Jets matched the Cleveland Browns offer sheet to DB Abram Elam. The Browns had offered him $1.5 million, which the Jets had seven days to match.

Elam represents one of the few Jets that Eric Mangini couldn't bring with him to Cleveland. The Jets preferred to keep Elam for his versatility at the safety position. Had Elam come to Cleveland, he may have been given the opportunity to compete for the vacant starting safety role.

Currently, Mike Adams, known as a backup, would have to fill that role unless somebody else is brought in.