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Nearly drafted by the Eagles, Doug Middleton trying to stick with Jets

FLORHAM PARK— Doug Middleton thought he was going to be an Eagle. He had a pretty good reason to believe it, too. See, the Eagles, well, the Eagles told him they were going to draft him. "They called me the last day of the draft and said it was between another guy and me," Middleton told NJ Advance Media earlier this month. "The last round I was sitting there just thinking it was going to be them." It wasn't. The Eagles ended up taking that "other guy," LSU cornerback Jalen Mills. Middleton wasn't drafted, and ended up signing with the Jets as a free agent. This Thursday night, he'll take the field for New York against Philadelphia in preseason game No. 4. Needless to say, he's got a chip on