The Jets need a receiver. On Tuesday, they signed a running back.
As we tweeted during Tuesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network, the Jets have added running back Lex Hilliard.
Hilliard was drafted in 2008 by the Dolphins, who were coached at the time by Tony Sparano. And Sparano is now the offensive coordinator of the Jets.
The arrival of Hilliard, a third-down specialist who signed with (and was then cut by) the Vikings, could mean that the Jets will have Joe McKnight spend even more time at cornerback.