Jun 11, 2013; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) looks to pass during the New York Jets minicamp session at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets News Roundup: Geno Smith Signs Deal, Jets Host 2 WR Tryouts


Football is almost here! We know that’s the case when there is New York Jets news, and there was a handful today.

First of all, Geno Smith has finally signed his rookie contract. It was set within the rookie wage scale, so it was inevitable that he would. The contract is a four-year deal, worth $5 million, and according to Pro Football Talk, it includes $690,000 in base pay for 2015 and 2016, tied to participation in the Jets voluntary off-season program.

The good news is that leaves only 2 draft picks remaining that are un-signed. The bad news is that they are the two first round choices, Dee Milliner and Sheldon Richardson. Again, their deals will be within the prescribed scale, so them signing is inevitable.

The other news is that the Jets tried to address the wide receiver position with tryouts today. They had former Colts’ WR Austin Collie, and former Jaguar and Cowboy Laurent Robinson in for workouts. I used the word “tried”, because neither of them left Jets’ headquarters with a contract.

They also had Billy Cundiff in for a workout. No word on whether he will stick around to compete with Nick Folk.

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  • Paul Newbold

    Nice to have a deal with Geno, the other two should fall in place shortly. Scary they are still dragging in FA for a WR spots. I can only hope they don’t sign one of the “has beens” left on the market. Better to watch the wire and grab some talent that couldn’t make it onto the roster from teams with a surplus. Some cap room left, but I’d like to see them go the trade route if they are going to acquire a WR. Nobody out there that impresses at this point.

    • TheJetPress

      Can’t disagree Paul…the free agents are OK, not great