Reports: Jets Re-Sign Wide Receiver Patrick Turner
NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Patrick Turner will be back catching passes for the Jets.
Multiple reports say the Jets have re-signed the wide receiver to a one-year contract.
According to the AP, the deal was agreed upon about 10 days ago and is worth $875,000, including a $250,000 signing bonus.
The 24-year-old Turner was scheduled to become a restricted free agent next month. A former college teammate of quarterback Mark Sanchez at Southern California, Turner had eight catches for 96 yards and a touchdown last season.
He could see his role increase next season, particularly if the Jets don’t re-sign Plaxico Burress. At 6-foot-5, Turner would give Sanchez the big target which Burress served as last season.
The Jets claimed Turner off waivers in 2010 from Miami, where Turner played under newly hired New York offensive coordinator Tony Sparano. The former third-round pick of the Dolphins has 10 career catches.
In addition to Burress, the Jets have several other decisions to make this offseason after finishing 8-8 and failing to make the playoffs. Key players such as running back LaDainian Tomlinson, nose tackle Sione Pouha, linebackers Aaron Maybin and Bryan Thomas and kicker Nick Folk are all due to become free agents.
The New York Post reports wide receiver Santonio Holmes will be guaranteed $7.5 million of his 2013 salary if he’s still on the team’s roster Wednesday morning.
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