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Joe McKnight wants to run from his past

Jets rookie never lived up to expectations of being the next Reggie Bush at USC

Updated: April 29, 2010, 2:57 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

Joe McKnight will report to the New York Jets' rookie minicamp this weekend, and, for perhaps the first time in his football life, he won't be treated like a rock star.

He's OK with that. After everything he has experienced -- from raising the spirits of his Louisiana hometown in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to carrying the weight of unrealistic expectations at USC -- he's tired of the heavy lifting.

All he wants is to play football. He just wants to be Joe again. Which, ...

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