Motown rooting section awaits Gholston

Jets defensive end, a Detroit native, will have 77 loved ones at Sunday's road game

Updated: November 6, 2010, 6:09 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- There was a time when a trip back to Detroit might not have felt like a happy homecoming for Vernon Gholston.

The No. 6 overall pick of the 2008 draft struggled to make the transition from defensive end to outside linebacker. The roughly $20 million in guaranteed money he got as part of his rookie contract was scrutinized against his performance on the field, where he has yet to record an NFL sack.

But now, as his play improves and with his New York ...

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