Jets sign Tajh Boyd


Five days after the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Jets now have half of their 12 selections signed to contracts.

The latest Jets rookie to reach a deal is quarterback Tajh Boyd, whom the club announced it had signed to a four-year contract on Thursday evening.

One of the Jets’ four sixth-round picks, the 6-foot-1, 222-pound Boyd threw for 11,904 yards with 107 touchdowns and 39 interceptions in four seasons with Clemson (2010-2013). He completed 64.3 percent of his passes (901-of-1,402).

With Michael Vick and Geno Smith the Jets’ top two quarterbacks, Boyd will contend with Matt Simms for the Jets’ No. 3 role on the depth chart.

In addition to Boyd, the Jets have signed five other picks: offensive guard Dakota Dozier (Round Four), linebacker Jeremiah George (Round Five), wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (Round Six), linebacker IK Enemkpali (Round Six) and linebacker Trevor Reilly (Round Seven).