Jets TE Ryan Griffin Signs Multi-Year Extension

Jets tight end Ryan Griffin has signed a three-year $10.8MM extension that includes $4MM in guarantees with the team, according to Mike Garafolo on the NFL Network. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News was the first to report the agreement.

While Gang Green has failed to meet their expectations entering the season, Griffin has been one of the team’s bright spots. Griffin is far from an elite player at his position, but represents a solid rotational piece.

Originally drafted by the Texans in the 6th round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Griffin spent the first six years of his career in Houston averaging six starts a year and accumulating 1491 receiving yards, 136 receptions, and 7 receiving touchdowns. Griffin receive consistent playing time, but generally only after an injury.

Griffin signed a one-year, $1.125 MM contract this offseason with the Jets that included no base salary guarantees. Since joining the team, he quickly moved to the top of the depth chart and has started every game of the season. Griffin has caught a career-high four touchdown passes and has grabbed a total of 25 receptions for 269 yards.

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