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Jets ink Vilma

July 27th, 2004
The NY Jets have just announced they have signed their top draft choice LB Jonathan Vilma of the University of Miami. The NY Jets have just announced they have signed their top draft choice LB Jonathan Vilma of the University of Miami. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Vilma was the 12th pick in this years NFL college draft and is expected by many within the organization to make an immediate impact on the Jets defense. With players reporting for training camp on Thursday, the Jets have signed half of their ten draft picks.

The signed players include fifth-round pick S Erik Coleman (Washington State), seventh round picks LB Darrell McClover (Miami), DE Trevor Johnson (Nebraska) and SS Rashad Washington (Kansas State). The five players still unsigned are third round CB Derrick Strait (Oklahoma), fourth-rounders WR Jerricho Cotchery (N.C. State) and T Adrian Jones (Kansas), sixth-round T Marko Cavka (Sacramento State) and their final pick in the seventh-round, RB Derrick Ward (Ottawa).

The Jets expect all remaining unsigned draft choices to be inked by Thursday. Jets GM Terry Bradway has never had a holdout in the four years he has been with the team.

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