Jets add Carter and Johnson

Hempstead, N.Y. - The New York Jets announced today they have signed free agent safety Tyrone Carter and wide receiver Albert Johnson. The announcement was made by Jets' General Manager Terry Bradway.

In three seasons Carter has registered 135 tackles, one sack, one interception, 13 passes defended, two forced fumbles, two forced fumbles and 31 special teams tackles. Carter has also returned 34 kicks for 739 yards (21.7 avg). He joined the League as a fourth round selection by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2000 draft. Known as a versatile defensive back who has played both cornerback and safety during his NFL career, Carter finished the 2002 season with 50 tackles, eight passes defended and one interception.

Johnson originally signed as a free agent with the Miami Dolphins in 2001. He returned 12 kickoffs for 330 yards (27.5 avg) before being placed on injured reserve 9/1/02. Johnson was a member of the 2000 Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL, where he was selected as the league's Rookie of the Year and Special Teams Player of the Year after catching 50 passes for 778 yards and three touchdowns while he returned 61 kickoffs for a 24.7-yard average, including one for a touchdown.


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