This past weekend NFL teams opened there rookie mini camps and the New York Jets did so with nine of there 12 draftees signed already. The only players who had not signed prior to mini-camp were safety Calvin Pryor and corner backs Dexter McDougle and Brandon Dixon.
Now that the 2014 NFL Draft is well past the 32 clubs of the NFL they can begin the process of evaluating all of the talent they added, on the field, once they sign all of there draftees as well as un-drafted free agents brought in. The New York Jets had 12 picks and used them all, and now nine of those chosen have signed with Gang Green. The highest draft choice signed was second round choice, tight end Jace Amaro, who signed a four year deal. All three of the wide receivers chosen, Jalen Saunders, Shaq Evans and Quincy Enunwa inked deals either Wednesday or Thursday. Trevor Reilly, the seventh rounder and fourth round selection Dakota Dozier were the first two players to sign on the dotted line. Linebackers Jeremiah George and IK Enemkpali got there rookie deals in place before the mini-camp opened on Friday, as did quarterback Tajh Boyd.
The Jets also made one other move during the last week in making a waiver claim for running back Daryl Richardson, formerly of the St. Louis Rams. He was granted to the team and would give them a small, shifty runner that would be a change of pace and provide a spark when needed. This move does not bode well for a return to form for Mike Goodson before the 2014 season opens in September.
We are certain the Jets front office will get the deals done for Pryor, McDougle and Dixon in fairly short order as well considering the structure of the rookie salaries based upon position played and where they were selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. Now the team can move forward and get prepared for OTA's and full team mini-camps in the coming weeks, and months.
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