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Jets get Willie Colon on a one-year deal


Even though they gave decent money to a third-down running back , the Jets aren’t in a position to spend heavily.

But they did add a potentially valuable part, getting former Steelers guard Willie Colon.

According to Adam Caplan of, Colon got a one-year deal worth $1.2 million.

When he’s well, Colon is the kind of solid piece that fits the physical style coach Rex Ryan wants. But he missed 20 games the last two seasons for the Steelers, part of the reason they were willing to let him go.

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22 Responses to “Jets get Willie Colon on a one-year deal”
  1. gmen6 says: Mar 15, 2013 3:58 PM

    This will give Garrard or Sanchez or McElroy an extra second to be awful

  2. steelerben says: Mar 15, 2013 3:58 PM

    Mark Sanchez has already invited him out to California for some off season work on running into his backside and fumbling.

  3. whatnojets says: Mar 15, 2013 4:01 PM

    Mark Sanchez accidentialy shoves football up Colon.

  4. damnsureis says: Mar 15, 2013 4:03 PM

    With a new line, receivers may get more time to get open so Sanchez can overthrow them.

  5. gmen6 says: Mar 15, 2013 4:05 PM

    What do Garrard and Sanchez have in common? Neither has played since 2010

  6. j0ey15 says: Mar 15, 2013 4:06 PM

    Not a bad sign cheap and serviceable if he can stay health

  7. tdubdizzle says: Mar 15, 2013 4:07 PM

    Besides firing Tannebaum, this is the first good move i’ve seen by the Jets this year.

  8. jets4gold says: Mar 15, 2013 4:08 PM

    ok signing I guess. One thing, Stinkchez wont be a starter next year so Im sure the team will do ok. Colon can be a good player when healthy.

  9. drainbameged says: Mar 15, 2013 4:09 PM


  10. ttommytom says: Mar 15, 2013 4:11 PM

    Rex will be checking out other teams’ need for a DC by mid October.

    In retrospect, they should have hired Mangini as the GM. Rex did pretty well with his players…

  11. steelerben says: Mar 15, 2013 4:12 PM

    Shortly after the signing was announced Colon was called for two holding penalties and a false start.

  12. mikeythelectrician says: Mar 15, 2013 4:20 PM

    haha, the jets

  13. steelerfun says: Mar 15, 2013 4:25 PM

    Good run blocker.
    Nasty temperment.
    Challenged at pass blocking.
    Health issues last three years.

  14. crownofthehelmet says: Mar 15, 2013 4:35 PM

    Why oh why couldn’t this trade have been last year. Can you imagine the joke possibilities if Colon was the OL involved in the butt fumble.

  15. lrjets says: Mar 15, 2013 4:38 PM

    drainbameged says:Mar 15, 2013 4:09 PM


    Nope..Dolphin fans claimed that prediction yesterday…and since we’re in the same division….

    p.s Shouldn’t it be “drainbamAged”?
    Then again….

  16. Stiller43 says: Mar 15, 2013 4:39 PM

    Enjoy the two games he’ll be healthy…oh, and the 1-2 holdin penalties during those games

  17. cool10857 says: Mar 15, 2013 4:51 PM

    This could be the start of the Sanchez Colon fumble! I can’t wait. Oh hum, the Jets eat you know what.

  18. germanstingray says: Mar 15, 2013 4:56 PM

    Coming this fall: The Colon Fumble.

  19. dlk47823 says: Mar 15, 2013 5:12 PM

    Steeler fans- I would not be excited about losing another former starter….No $ to replace anyone. Cut Polamala already and sign someone with a future.

  20. multiplemiggs says: Mar 15, 2013 5:25 PM

    you know whats funny, the last four seasons the Jets went to two afc champ games, missed the playoffs the last game of the season, then missed the playoffs the second to last game of the season. Funny how this “circus” seems to always be in contention late in the season. Keep hating on the Jets, especially the dummy Vagiants fans, you wont be having the last laugh 😉

  21. greenngold says: Mar 15, 2013 10:58 PM

    The Jets need Colon…. they stink.

  22. mmmpierogi says: Mar 16, 2013 1:16 AM

    j0ey15 says: Mar 15, 2013 4:06 PM

    Not a bad sign cheap and serviceable if he can stay health


    Not being negative as I don’t care about the Jets either way, but Colon isn’t reliable either way. Dude has been injured over the past couple of years and draws flags like crazy when he’s not. If you’re looking for someone to kill offensive momentum by drawing a flag at an inopportune time, he’s your guy.

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