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Jets keep rolling, sign Jace Amaro and Shaq Evans

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It’s getting easier to list the Jets draft picks that haven’t signed than running through the ones that have.

The Jets have eight of their 12 picks under contract now that they’ve signed tight end Jace Amaro and wide receiver Shaq Evans to a four-year deal. Amaro, the 49th pick of the draft, is the highest Jets draft pick to sign thus far although he may not hold onto that honor for too long given the pace of signings over the last couple of days.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported that Amaro has agreed to his contract. The Texas Tech product was essentially an oversized wideout for the Red Raiders last season, catching 106 passes and doing very little blocking. He’ll likely play a similar role with the Jets, who have prioritized upgrading their offensive skill positions this offseason.

Evans was the second of three wide receivers the Jets selected during the draft, providing a further infusion of talent at a position that had almost none of it during the 2013 season. Evans had 126 catches during his three years at UCLA and caught the Jets’ eyes as a sure-handed receiver that could develop into a reliable target for Geno Smith or Michael Vick.

The Jets have signed sixth-rounder Quincy Enunwa, leaving fourth-round pick Jalen Saunders as the only receiver in their draft class without a contract.

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7 Responses to “Jets keep rolling, sign Jace Amaro and Shaq Evans”
  1. agcooney108 says: May 16, 2014 8:57 AM

    impressive to keep the ball rolling, the rest will probably be signed by the end of rookie camp this weekend.

  2. bornahawker says: May 16, 2014 9:20 AM

    Slotted pay scale. Why are signings a big deal?

  3. styx630 says: May 16, 2014 9:35 AM

    I have high hopes for Amaro. Can’t wait to see him in action on Sundays.

  4. greenlantern75 says: May 16, 2014 9:36 AM

    “Slotted pay scale. Why are signings a big deal?”

    For teams with tons of space, yes. For teams that are up against the cap and need to maneuver, it’s a needless headache for rookies to have to wait before signing thier deals…

  5. pftfan says: May 16, 2014 10:55 AM

    Amaro seems like the kid with the biggest chip on his shoulder from this entire draft class from his drop out of the first round.

    We’ll see Week 1 if that translates on the field in a good way or a bad way.

  6. green41563 says: May 16, 2014 11:21 AM

    I’m a Jet fan.

    I’m glad they took a tight end, but I didn’t love Amaro.

    The blocking is obviously an issue, but he also looks slow on tape.

    Hope I’m wrong.

  7. arrow43050 says: May 16, 2014 11:52 AM

    Say what you will about the Jets, but this is something they’ve always gotten right throughout their history. I think I remember one significant draftpick (maybe Blair Thomas) who held out, but other than that the Jets always made sure they signed their guys (even when they would have been better off not signing them). I know this is not much of an accomplishment now with the rookie pay slotting, but at least they continue to get it done.

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