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Houston absence a 'weird deal'

If anyone would have insight into the intriguing saga of Cedric Houston, you figure it would be Trooper Taylor, Houston's running backs coach at Tennessee.

But not even Taylor knows. Cedric Houston won't take Trooper's calls. ``I was in shock with the whole thing,'' Taylor said. ``It's a weird deal. ``He's focused on finishing his degree and moving on with life. It's kind of crazy with the kind of money you can make in the NFL, even as a third-down back.'' With an injury to running back Thomas Jones, the New York Jets have called Taylor trying to... Recommended Stories

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