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Jets sign Jacoby Ford

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The Jets are adding a receiver best known for his speed.

The club said Tuesday it had signed Raiders wideout Jacoby Ford, whom the Jets hosted on a free agent visit on Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

A fifth-year pro from Clemson, the 26-year-old Ford has caught 57 passes for 848 yards and three touchdowns in his NFL career, all with Oakland, with whom he had spent his entire career. He has also returned 75 kickoffs for 1,874 yards and four touchdowns, and he’s tallied a pair of rushing TDs in 19 carries.

Ford (5-9, 190) hauled in 13 passes for 99 yards in 14 games in 2013.

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41 Responses to “Jets sign Jacoby Ford”
  1. badmoonrison says: Apr 1, 2014 5:07 PM

    Good luck in the Apple JF, sure wished you woulda fulfilled your promise in Oakland…

  2. madmikepromo says: Apr 1, 2014 5:09 PM

    Anything that the Jets do at reciever is a plus.

  3. patsfan1820 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:09 PM

    Really? Of all the signings they could have made it’s Jacoby Ford? The guy wasn’t even used that much on kick returns last year and is even worse than their last year’s receiving corps. Good thing Rex knows about defense otherwise the Jets would suck as badly as the Jaguars.

  4. nygmann says: Apr 1, 2014 5:09 PM

    And so the Sean DeJackson talk comes to an official end. Sorry Vick!

  5. internetcareer says: Apr 1, 2014 5:10 PM

    excellent signing. This is a “get Michael Vick a speed guy because Desean Jackson is staying in D.C” signing. As a Redskins fan I really like what the Jets have done on offense. Ford is about to have a breakout season if Vick can stay relatively healthy.

  6. somethingsmellsrotten says: Apr 1, 2014 5:10 PM

    Thought this guy would be something special, don’t know what happened…oh well, good luck in NY Jacoby. You’ll need it.

  7. zeke2517 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:11 PM

    Terms of the deal? Who cares? There are so few quality guys left to sign and have enough cap space to hire Donald Trump to be the long snapper.

    Poor Rex. Gonna go down hard after being sabotaged by the most passive aggressive GM in professional sports (not employed by the New York Mets, that is).

  8. boston444 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:14 PM

    One of the fastest receivers in the game. Very underrated player. He could flourish if given the chance on a team with a good QB. Unfortunately, New York is not that place.

  9. rolltide510 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:17 PM

    I kind of think another team might be able to get more out of him. He was great when Hue Jackson was the OC, and then……..

  10. styx630 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:21 PM

    I’m ok with this signing. I doubt it’s a big money deal, and it’s mostly for depth. Unless Ebron is somehow still on the board, the Jets are likely selecting a WR in what is a deep draft at the position anyway.

  11. sidneyz says: Apr 1, 2014 5:22 PM

    Jacoby was the real deal in his rookie year or at least we thought so. Before his injuries he had amazing speed and a nose for the football. He made amazing catches while being double covered by larger D backs. What a huge disappointment he’s been after the injuries. He could still probably be a good slot receiver if he gets his confidence back. Good luck JF! Once a Raider, always a Raider…

  12. chunkderrrty says: Apr 1, 2014 5:23 PM

    The lisfranc injury really set him back.

  13. wojo243 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:24 PM

    Made of glass. He literally broke his own foot making a cut. I don’t expect him to last past one training camp practice.

  14. bleedrangerblue says: Apr 1, 2014 5:25 PM

    Well let’s see what you’ve got. And remember all this is Genos team. Vick is a liability and will be hurt very soon. Vick is a bum. Go Jets!!

  15. silverandblack052099 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:27 PM

    Put him back there to return punts and kickoffs. If he’s healthy, he’s dangerous.

  16. Dennis Allen's Outgoing Persona says: Apr 1, 2014 5:29 PM

    I really want to know why Oakland has such bad luck with receivers. They either flatline immediately or have one good year then do the same. I was a huge Ford and Schilens fan after they flashed, but they never built on it. Denarius Moore had one good season than disappeared. Jerry Porter went to JAX and had 1 season. Louis Murphy is bouncing around the league Arman Shields never made it out of training camp in 08 despite being a fourth round pick. Drew Carter signed as a FA but got on IR almost immediately. Hopefully Ford can ressurect his career but if history repeats itself sorry Jets.

  17. ryann252013 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:29 PM

    Let’s see what Marty can do with this guy. Hue Jackson made this guy productive and to be honest some of the coaches/coordinators that came to Oakland after that weren’t so innovative to put it nicely. And plus this guy has had a revolving door of QBs during his career.

  18. radrntn says: Apr 1, 2014 5:30 PM

    Good Luck in NY Jacoby….it was fun while it lasted, just wish you would have lasted, and not got hurt so much.

  19. footballfundamentals says: Apr 1, 2014 5:30 PM

    @patsfan1820

    Really? Of all the signings they could have made it’s Jacoby Ford? The guy wasn’t even used that much on kick returns last year and is even worse than their last year’s receiving corps. Good thing Rex knows about defense otherwise the Jets would suck as badly as the Jaguars.

    SEE DANNY AMENDOLA!!!!

  20. raiders85 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:32 PM

    Never put him on punt returns he dropped 3 in a game haha same old story here he was garbage in Oakland but now because he’s in new york he’s a championship wr yea absolutely not

  21. bigtganks says: Apr 1, 2014 5:32 PM

    It’s ok. The Raiders are just getting another Clemson alum to take his place. ;)

  22. tds968 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:48 PM

    Regarding: “Good thing Rex knows about defense otherwise the Jets would suck as badly as the Jaguars.”

    Another truth: Good thing Bill B knows about cheating otherwise the Pats would be a normal team.

  23. socalraider909 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:50 PM

    He is the McFadden of WRs has all the potential but hurt after the second game but good luck JF

  24. nationcelebration says: Apr 1, 2014 5:56 PM

    Jets fans on here just youtube ford Vs chiefs and that will get you excited. Fastest man in NFL!

  25. raiderapologist says: Apr 1, 2014 5:59 PM

    silverandblack052099 says: Apr 1, 2014 5:27 PM

    Put him back there to return punts and kickoffs. If he’s healthy, he’s dangerous.
    ————–
    Last year he was dogging it on returns. Reminded me of Phillip Buchannon.

  26. kgun80 says: Apr 1, 2014 6:01 PM

    Probably the best free agent pickup for the Jets this season… Seriously.

  27. petericca says: Apr 1, 2014 6:07 PM

    Great signing. Knowing Idzik, it’s a cheap deal that adds depth/competition at WR and Punt/Kick returns with nothing but upside. Idzik is proving he has the foresight, patience, and intelligence to build championship football team. With 12 draft picks to boot, watch out AFC east.

  28. grimreaper12 says: Apr 1, 2014 6:08 PM

    The Jets are the laughing stock of the AFC.

  29. jchipwood says: Apr 1, 2014 6:11 PM

    Ford is going to school the patriots just as well as jackson could.

  30. weepingjebus says: Apr 1, 2014 6:12 PM

    If he’s as fast as they say, he’ll have to jog in place half the pattern just to let Geno’s wobbly duck catch up.

  31. r8dernation says: Apr 1, 2014 6:12 PM

    Good luck and stay healthy. He was starting to become Ronald Curry 2.0 for us.

  32. mzim2756 says: Apr 1, 2014 6:14 PM

    Jets are the laughingstock of the AFC, since they are picking 20th means they were better than 19 others, so unless your team has won a SB in the last 20 years chances are the Jets have been better and with a name like the grimreaper sounds like you may be a Raider fan and if so talk about laughingstocks

  33. r8rsfan says: Apr 1, 2014 6:21 PM

    Absolutely owned the Chefs. Another “what if”guy. Best of luck Mr. Ford.

  34. dynaco says: Apr 1, 2014 6:23 PM

    How to neutralize a 12 million dollar cornerback: By J. “Fast” Ford

  35. grimreaper12 says: Apr 1, 2014 6:28 PM

    In case Jets fans have forgotten…

    #WEGOTREVIS

  36. pats777 says: Apr 1, 2014 6:31 PM

    Jacoby Ford is gonna school the Pats? Revis, Browner and Slater are just shaking in their shoes with this incredible signing, LOL.

  37. djshnooks says: Apr 1, 2014 6:36 PM

    “This is Geno’s team..”

    “Thank God” says every Jets opponent.

  38. djshnooks says: Apr 1, 2014 6:38 PM

    Ps. How to neutralize Revis?

    Ask Stevie Johnson, he has owned him in every game they have ever played.

    Stevie has made his money off Revis…those have been his best games.

  39. jmonty1102 says: Apr 1, 2014 6:49 PM

    Low risk, high reward.

    Let’s make the draft picks count now!

  40. patsfan1820 says: Apr 1, 2014 8:29 PM

    Hey footballfundamentals what makes you think I liked the Pats signing Amendola?

  41. wvufan82 says: Apr 2, 2014 9:56 AM

    “This is Geno’s team..”

    “Thank God” says every Jets opponent.

    ———————————————————-

    Except the Pats, Fins, and Bills amiright?

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