Jets get Willie Colon on a one-year deal

AP

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 TheSidelineView.com, 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.