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Packers Send Conway To Jets


Brett Conway's short stay with the Green Bay Packers is over.

General manager Ron Wolf traded the kicker to the New York Jets Friday for an undisclosed draft choice.

Wolf also said that punter Brian Hansen, the 13-year veteran acquired in a trade with the Jets earlier this week, was placed on waivers.

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  • Conway, a star at Penn State, was selected by Wolf in the third round of the 1997 draft, but he missed his rookie season after tearing a thigh muscle in his kicking leg. That opened the way for rookie free agent Ryan Longwell's surprisingly good season.

    With Conway on injured reserve, Longwell, a waiver pickup from San Francisco, finished third in the NFC with 120 points.

    But the Packers entered training camp insisting that the kicking job was up for grabs.

    After alternating with Conway for the first two games and giving way to Conway against Oakland on Sunday, Longwell now gets all the kicking duties to himself, starting with Monday night's exhibition game at Denver.

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