NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Jets might add yet another quarterback before the season opener on Sept. 13 against the Browns at MetLife Stadium.
According to multiple reports, New York is scheduled to work out quarterback Josh Johnson on Thursday.
Johnson, a fifth-round pick of the Buccaneers in 2008, has bounced around since being drafted out of the University of San Diego. The 29-year-old has spent time with the Bucs, the 49ers, the Browns, the Bengals and the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League.
Johnson signed with the Bengals on April 2 but was released on Tuesday, losing out to A.J. McCarron in the competition for the backup spot behind starter Andy Dalton.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Johnson has played in 29 NFL games, completing 54.2 percent of his passes for 1,042 yards. He’s thrown five touchdowns to 10 interceptions and has fumbled five times. He last appeared in an NFL game with the Bengals in 2013.
With Geno Smith out for at least the start of the season, Ryan Fitzpatrick is the Jets’ starting quarterback.
To add depth, general manager Mike Maccagnan signed Matt Flynn to a one-year deal last week.
The other quarterbacks on the roster are 24-year-old Jake Heaps — who’s never thrown an NFL pass — and rookie Bryce Petty, who was selected in the fourth round of this year’s draft.