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Report: Jets Agree To Terms With Quarterback Graham Harrell

Harrell Has Thrown Just 4 Regular-Season Passes In His NFL Career
Graham Harrell (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Graham Harrell (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Jets’ quarterback competition just keeps getting more and more interesting — and strange.

Incumbent starter Mark Sanchez and second-round draft pick Geno Smith are battling for the starting job, and Jets head coach Rex Ryan has given no indication of when he’ll announce the starter.

Neither signal caller appears to be ready for Week 1 against the Buccaneers. Sanchez was injured this past weekend against the Giants in the fourth quarter, and Smith struggled mightily, showing that he’s not yet ready to be the leading man.

Backup QB Greg McElroy is dealing with an ankle injury, and he might not be able to play in the Jets’ final preseason game against the Eagles on Thursday.

So with all that considered, New York has added another quarterback to its roster.

According to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com, Gang Green has come to terms on a contract with former Packer Graham Harrell.

Harrell, a Texas Tech product who went undrafted in 2009, played in Canada in 2009 before joining the Packers in 2010. He didn’t appear in an NFL game until last season, however. In four games, the 28-year-old completed two of four passes for 20 yards and also fumbled. He’s never thrown an NFL touchdown.

Harrell was released by the Packers last week after being beat out for the backup job by Vince Young. He had plenty of reps in the preseason, going 23-for-42 for 169 yards and an interception over three games.

Matt Simms is the other quarterback on New York’s roster.

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