After adding Jamison Crowder earlier today, the Jets are signing another receiver. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that the team is close to a deal with wideout Josh Bellamy. Rapoport adds that the deal is for two years and has a max value of $7MM (with $2.75MM guaranteed).
The 29-year-old receiver had spent the past four seasons with the Bears, and he finished with at least 200 receiving yards in three of those four years. Bellamy’s numbers took a step back in 2018, as he finished with 14 receptions for 117 yards and one touchdown. The veteran has also proven to be a reliable special teamer, compiling 23 tackles throughout his career.
That’s presumably where Bellamy will make the most significant contribution with the Jets in 2019. After all, the team appears to be relatively loaded at receiver, with Crowder, Robby Anderson, and Quincy Enunwa leading the depth chart.