The New York Jets signed former Oakland Raiders wideout and kick returner Jacoby Ford, who joins a receiving corps that added Eric Decker at the start of the National Football League’s free agency period last month.
The New York Jets signed Michael Vick and cut Mark Sanchez, adding a veteran backup quarterback while ending an up-and-down five-year relationship with the passer who led them to two conference title games.
Michael Vick, Eric Decker and Jairus Byrd are among the free agents who stand to benefit from the National Football League’s 8.1 percent salary cap jump to $133 million per team, the sport’s biggest increase since 2006.
Quarterback Blaine Gabbert was traded to the San Francisco 49ers by the Jacksonville Jaguars, while Pro Bowl pass rushers DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers were released on the opening day of the National Football League’s free-agent period.
Waiting for his coat after lunch yesterday, Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets, said he’s doing everything he can to make the Denver Broncos feel at home as they prep for the Super Bowl at the Jets’ training center.