The Jets announced they have signed running back La’Mical Perine to his rookie deal.
The Jets made him a fourth-round choice, using the No. 120 overall selection on the Florida product. He becomes the fourth of the team’s nine choices to sign, joining second-rounder Denzel Mims, fellow fourth-rounder Cameron Clark and fifth-rounder Bryce Hall.
Perine became a starter as a sophomore in 2017 and led Florida with 562 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. He rushed for a team-leading 826 rush yards and seven touchdowns as a junior.
Last season as a senior team captain, Perine made all 13 starts and rushed for 676 rush yards and six touchdowns. He also added a career-high 40 catches for 262 yards and five touchdowns.