Found September 26, 2012 on NESN.com:
Joe McKnight doesn't want to play defense and he's letting the world know about it. The Jets' former running back was moved to cornerback on Wednesday following Darrelle Revis' season ending ACL injury and according to ESPN New York, he wasn't happy about it. McKnight voiced his complaints about the move to the media. "I was drafted as a running back," McKnight said. "The way I took it as I wasn't good enough to play running back; that's what I took it as. I don't know if that's the case or not." McKnight was lined up at his new position...
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