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Former Alabama, Cardinals defensive end Ed Stinson signs with New York Jets

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After spending four years with head coach Bruce Arians and the Arizona Cardinals, defensive end Ed Stinson was signed to the New York Jets today – according to beat writer Eric Allen. 

Stinson recorded 26 tackles for the Cardinals, but injuries led to him being released from the franchise on Sept. 12 after he was placed on injury reserve back on Sept. 2. The addition of the former fifth-round pick (2014 NFL Draft) gives New York more beef up front, to pair alongside Kony Ealy, Leonard Williams and Steve McLendon on the defensive line. 

A product of Homestead, Fla., Stinson was a four-star prospect upon his arrival to the University of Alabama in the 2009 recruiting class. He would redshirt his true freshman season as the Crimson Tide earned a BCS national championship, while collecting 104 tackles through the next three years. His most productive outing came during the 2013 campaign, when he turned in 41 stops – including two tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and three quarterback hurries in 13 games. 

Stinson received second team All-SEC honors following his senior year, and was a part of two Southeastern Conference titles (2009, 2012) and three national championships with the Tide. 

Hopefully, things will fall into place for him in New York.  

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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