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    The Jets announced on Thursday that they have signed tight end Mikhael Ricks to a free-agent contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ricks, who was released by the Lions in June, has 155 receptions and eight touchdowns in his six-year career. He ranked second on Detroit's roster with 37 catches and 434 receiving yards last season.


    Ricks will compete with veteran starter Anthony Becht for looks in Chad Pennington's West Coast offense. Becht wasn't cutting it as a fantasy starter, and Ricks has a lot more athleticism than the stodgy incumbent. The likelihood is that neither will emerge as a go-to-guy worth starting on Sunday. However, if Ricks somehow steals the starting gig, he'd be worth keeping en eye on.

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  • Nick
    Abraham intent on resigning with Jets
    by Nick
    December 4, 2004 -- JET NOTES

    John Abraham has played for the Jets the last four years, and if he has his way, he'll be back again for another tour in green and white when his contract expires at the end of the season.

    He will give the Jets special consideration, because this has been his home since the defensive end was drafted No. 13 overall in 2000, and because this is the team with whom he has grown into a man. His teammates are special to him, and Abraham echoed the remarks Shaun Ellis made last week. When the Jets signed Ellis to a six-year extension he said his coach, Herman Edwards, and the guys he plays alongside played a major role in his decision not to test free agency. Abraham agrees.

    "Once you're with a team and you're talking with that team, you have to respect that team," Abraham told The Post yesterday. "You'd kind of like to stay with that team. But I understand the rules and regulations."

    Like NT Jason Ferguson, RB LaMont Jordan, RT Kareem McKenzie and TE Anthony Becht, Abraham's contract will expire at the end of the season and there is widespread fear the Jets will not be able to retain all of their talented free agents.

    However, the Jets could put their franchise player tag on Abraham, which would make him one of the highest paid defensive ends in the league, but would only keep him under contact with the club for one more season if a long-term deal can't be reached.

    Last week, Ellis joined Chad Pennington as the only two Jets issued contract extensions, money spent that surely will affect the Abraham negotiations.

    "Honestly, I know the options that I have, and that I'm gonna have," Abraham said. "I'm happy for Shaun . . . it's kinda over for now, but I'm not really worried about it."

    Abraham, 26, is second in the NFL with 91/2 sacks and appears headed to his third Pro Bowl this year.

    But more importantly, he may not be headed out of town quite yet.
    -12-04-2004, 10:16 AM
  • Nick
    Jets sign QB Pennington to extension
    by Nick
    NEW YORK - Just beating the deadline set by their quarterback, the New York Jets have made Chad Pennington the highest-paid player in franchise history.

    The Jets announced Wednesday that they have finalized a contract extension with Pennington on a deal reported to be worth $23 million in guaranteed money over seven years. Incentives and bonuses could push the value of the pact to $64 million.

    "I understand the hard work that the entire Jets' organization and my agency have put into the contract," Pennington said. "It has been a total team effort and I appreciate the patience on both sides."

    Pennington's agent, Tom Condon, and Jets assistant general manager Mike Tannenbaum spent the last week working out the deal.

    "I am extremely excited about being a Jet for a long time," Pennington said. "Most importantly, I am looking forward to leading our organization to the ultimate prize, a Super Bowl Championship."

    Pennington, who was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2004 season, had set a September 1 deadline for a new contract.

    The New York Giants recently gave quarterback Eli Manning, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 draft, a six-year contract worth $45 million, with another $9 million in incentives.

    The Jets surpassed that for Pennington, who took over as the team's starter during the 2002 season and led the NFL with a quarterback rating of 104.2, completing 69 percent of his passes for 3,120 yards and 22 touchdowns with six interceptions.

    Last August, Pennington broke his left wrist in a preseason game and missed the first six games of the regular season. He completed 189-of-297 passes for 2,139 yards and 13 touchdowns with 12 interceptions.

    A first-round pick in 2000, Pennington played in just three games as a backup in his first two seasons.

    "Chad has all the characteristics of a true role model," New York head coach Herm Edwards said. "He has a great command and presence on the football field and is a team leader. Jets' fans need to know one thing about Chad Pennington; he'll do whatever it takes to lead this team to a championship."
    -09-02-2004, 09:58 PM
    Bart Scott hasn't signed with Jets yet.
    by THOLTFAN81
    rotoworld is reporting that Baltimore is offering 2million more over 5 years, and Scott is giving Baltimore a second chance possible. Oh man if i were a Jet fan right now i would want to puke. After being excited about Scott and hearing multiple sources break the news, to now read that he may stay in Baltimore.

    Gotta love the offseason!
    -02-27-2009, 12:35 PM
  • DJRamFan
    [Jets] Chrebet: I'm not finished
    by DJRamFan

    Wayne Chrebet has no intention of retiring after the season.
    Expounding on comments he made last week, the Jets' wide receiver said yesterday that he still has "plenty of football left in me."

    Asked if he wants to play in 2005, he said: "Oh, without a doubt. I don't think my ability has decreased or anything. I'm not on the field as much as I used to be, and my opportunities have decreased, but I guess at this point in my career, I guess that's what I want to do.

    "I love football," he continued. "One-third of my life has been spent in this locker room. This is where I want to be."

    The thing is, Chrebet, 31, could be released in the offseason. The Jets want to get bigger and faster at wide receiver. Justin McCareins and Santana Moss will return, rookie Jerricho Cotchery will have a bigger role and they may look to add a free agent.

    Chrebet is due to make $1 million in 2005. His status could be determined by March, when he's scheduled to receive a $400,000 roster bonus.

    Chrebet, who has a history of concussions, has played in every game, but he has only 29 receptions and one touchdown.

    IMPROVEMENT?: Curiously, DE John Abraham (sprained knee) was upgraded to questionable even though Edwards acknowledged that his sack leader won't play against the Rams. Abraham, sidelined for three games, was expected to start running yesterday at practice. He hopes to play next week if the Jets qualify for the playoffs.

    HERM GETS HARSH: NT Jason Ferguson, describing Herman Edwards' rousing speech to the team, said the coach didn't pull any punches.

    "He was letting us know, 'Believe you're a good team. You better start winning.' He made some threats."

    Originally published on December 30, 2004
    -12-30-2004, 01:17 PM
  • Ramendola16
    Santonio Holmes agrees to re-sign with Jets
    by Ramendola16
    Santonio Holmes agrees to re-sign with Jets
    Updated: Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 11:20 AM

    The Jets have gotten their top free-agent priority: receiver Santonio Holmes.
    After the Jetsmade an offer yesterday evening, Holmes has agreed to re-sign with the team, per a person informed of the move. That person requested anonymity because the move cannot be made official until Friday.

    According to ESPN, the terms will be five years, $50 million, with $24 million guaranteed.
    Signing Holmes doesn't mean the Jets are out of the hunt for receiver Braylon Edwards, though. Much of what they do over the next hours and days depends on how aggressively they throw themselves into the sweepstakes for free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha.

    The Jets' top priority now is a cornerback, the best available at a price that works for them. That could mean chasing Asomugha or re-signing Antonio Cromartie, or looking elsewhere, such as Ravens free-agent cornerback Chris Carr.

    Edwards congratulated Holmes on his Twitter account, writing: "Congrats to @santonio10 Great player and good friend!"

    The Jets traded for Holmes last year, swapping a fifth-round draft pick with the Steelers. Holmes, a former Super Bowl MVP, made four game-winning plays in his first six games with the Jets last year.

    Not sure how many of us were interesting in trying to grab Holmes, but he's off the market now.
    -07-27-2011, 08:41 AM