THURSDAY, 1:03pm: Ford’s one-year contract with the Jets is worth $740K, which includes a $675K base salary and a $65K signing bonus, says Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com.
TUESDAY, 3:45pm: The Jets have signed free agent wide reciever Jacoby Ford, the club announced today in a press release. Ford represents the Jets’ second notable receiver addition of the offseason, coming a few weeks after New York locked up Eric Decker, and may end up returning kicks for the team as well.
Ford, 26, spent the first four seasons of his NFL career in Oakland after being selected by the Raiders in the fourth round of the 2010 draft. After hauling in 25 passes and returning three kicks for touchdowns in his rookie season, Ford had trouble staying in the field in subsequent years, accumulating just 32 total receptions from 2011 to 2013.
We first heard word of the Jets’ interest in Ford all the way back on March 17, though the Clemson alum didn’t make a visit to the team until this week. Terms of the agreement aren’t yet known, but it will likely be a short-term, minimum-salary contract, perhaps with a modest signing bonus.