FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Jets signed fourth-round draft pick Dakota Dozier and seventh-rounder Trevor Reilly to four-year contracts Wednesday.
Dozier, a guard, and Reilly, an outside linebacker, are the first of the Jets’ 12 draft picks to sign. The deal for Dozier is worth about $2.5 million, under the league’s collective bargaining agreement, while Reilly’s contract is for about $2.3 million.
Dozier played mostly left tackle at Furman, but started his last two games at guard. Nicknamed “Bull Dozier” in college, he’s expected to play guard for the Jets.
Reilly had 8 1/2 sacks last season at Utah. He has one of the more intriguing backstories among the Jets’ draft picks.
The Jets have also signed former University of Nebraska offensive lineman Brent Qvale to a free agent contract.
The 6-foot-7, 315-pound Qvale played in 53 games for the Cornhuskers, including 18 starts at tackle. But he was hampered by injuries in college and wasn’t chosen in last week’s NFL draft.
Qvale also was a prep basketball standout in North Dakota. He finished second in the Mr. Basketball voting in 2009.
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