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Jets claim CB Leon McFadden off waivers from Browns, cut CB LeQuan Lewis

Philadelphia Eagles' Jeff Maehl, left, tries to leap past New York Jets' LeQuan Lewis after catching a pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Philadelphia Eagles' Jeff Maehl, left, tries to leap past New York Jets' LeQuan Lewis after catching a pass during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)  (The Associated Press)

The New York Jets have claimed cornerback Leon McFadden off waivers from the Cleveland Browns and released cornerback LeQuan Lewis to make room on the 53-man roster.

The moves come Sunday as the Jets try to add depth to a thin secondary.

McFadden, a third-round draft pick last year, started the last two preseason games for the Browns but was waived Saturday. His familiarity with the Jets' defensive style — Browns coach Mike Pettine runs a system similar to the one used by his former boss Rex Ryan — is a plus. But he struggled with penalties throughout the summer.

McFadden played in all 16 games and started two as a rookie.

Lewis, signed by the Jets two weeks ago, had an interception in the preseason finale at Philadelphia.

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