Jets sign Ricks

The New York Jets announced today they have signed veteran tight end Mikhael Ricks and released rookie tight end Michael Carter.<p>

The announcement was made by the Jets' public relations department.

Ricks, a 6-5, 260-pound native of Anahuac, TX, has played with the San Diego Chargers, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Detroit Lions during his six-year career. He has played in 84 regular season games, making 40 starts, recording 155 receptions for 1,939 yards and eight touchdowns in his career. In 2002, Ricks recorded 27 receptions for 339 yards and three touchdowns leading to his selection as the NFC's first alternate at tight end. Originally drafted as a wide receiver, out of Stephen F. Austin University, he made the switch to tight end during Kansas City's mini-camp in 2001. Ricks' career long reception is 50 yards, which he accomplished in the 1999 season against Cincinnati.

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