It did not take the Jets a long time to select a replacement for Laveranues Coles. Less than a full day after deciding not to match the Redskins' $35 million offer sheet, the Jets have announced the signing of Curtis Conway. ESPN's John Clayton is reporting that the deal is a 3-year contract worth, including incentives, up to $2.5 million per year.
The Jets have an 11am Thursday morning press conference scheduled to introduce the 32 year-old Conway to the media as a Jet for the first time. Conway is listed at 6'1", 196 lbs., and registered 57 catches for 852 yds. and 5 TDs last season. Excellent numbers considering that Conway missed 3 games with a shoulder injury and played for a Marty Schottenheimer team that relied on pounding LaDanian Tomlinson.
Herman Edwards was quick to support Conway saying, "I have known Curtis for a while. He's a tough guy who can still run fast. He's caught over 500 balls and that is a lot of passes. He plays every down, is not afraid to block or go across the middle." While Conway is not nearly as fast as Coles, he is a well-rounded receiver which is crucial to the Jets' offensive scheme. Receivers are expected to block downfield and make plays and Conway fits the bill.
With the 13th and 22nd picks in the draft, Newsday is reporting that there have been two teams interested in trading down to acquire them. The Bears, owners of the #4 overall pick, as well as the Texans with the #3 pick, have reportedly contacted the Jets about a potential trade.
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