Jets sign WR Jacoby Ford
FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Jets signed a WR today and no it was not DeSean Jackson. They did though add some veteran depth by inking former Raiders WR Jacoby Ford.
Ford, a former 4th round pick for the Raiders in 2010 who ran a 4.28 40 yard dash at the scouting combines can catch the ball and return kicks. The 5′9″ 190 Lb former Clemson product has shown flashes of talent over his five year career but has mostly been known for his time on the injury report. He has only 57 career receptions and just 3 TD’s.
Contract details were not available but based on Ford’s injury history it’s believed his deal is mostly incentive based. Ford joins fellow former AFC West alum, Eric Decker in the Jets re-vamped WR corps.
There had been reports that the team was also interested in former Eagles WR DeSean Jackson but since his release last week, it seems that interest has waned. Jackson met with the Redskins today and they seem to be the frontrunner to sign him.
The team also hosted free agent OL Rich Ohrnberger who spent time with the Patriots and most recently the Chargers. The career backup would provide much needed offensive line depth if he is signed.