FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Jets further bolstered their offense by adding running back Stevan Ridley on Wednesday.
The former Patriot agreed to a one-year deal with the team. Ridley played in only six games last year before tearing his right ACL.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Agrees To Attorney General James' Demand For Legal Referral To Investigate Sexual Harassment Allegations
“He’s excited for the opportunity and his rehab is going strong at this point,” said Andy Simms, Ridley’s agent.
Ridley rushed for a career-high 1,263 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2012. He had 340 yards rushing last season before getting hurt, and his nine fumbles in limited action over four seasons remains a concern.
On Instagram, Ridley thanked his former teammates and “day one fans” who might not understand his move from New England to the rival Jets.
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New York, which has been busy in free agency under new coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan, have Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell back at running back. The Jets did not pick up the option on Chris Johnson in the offseason.
The Jets traded for receiver Brandon Marshall and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, brought back cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie, and also added cornerback Buster Skrine and safety Marcus Gilchrist in free agency.
The Jets also re-signed defensive lineman Leger Douzable and made former Minnesota linebacker Erin Henderson’s deal official on Thursday.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine: Johnson & Johnson Shots Expected This Week, Fauci Urges Americans Not To Be Discouraged By Efficacy
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