Jets acquire enigmatic Barlow

The New York Jets announced today they have reached an agreement in principle with the San Francisco 49ers to acquire running back Kevan Barlow in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick. The deal is pending Barlow's passing of a physical.

"We have been impressed with Kevan's production in both the running and passing game," said Tannenbaum. "We feel Kevan will complement our running back group, and he will come in and compete for playing time."

Now in his sixth NFL season, Barlow, 6-1, 234, has played in 72 career games, with 30 starts, and has gained 3,614 yards on 891 carries. He has a 4.1 career rushing average and has scored 24 touchdowns.

In 2005 he rushed for 581 yards on 176 carries. He totaled a season-high 101 yards on 26 carries vs. Tampa Bay (10-30) to mark his fifth career 100-yard game. Barlow recorded his first 1,000-yard rushing season in 2003 with a career-high 1,024 yards and captured a career-high seven touchdowns the following season.

Originally drafted by San Francisco in the third round of the 2001 draft, Barlow, 27, is a former University of Pittsburgh stand out. While at Pitt, he gained 2,324 yards on 486 carries with 20 touchdowns, and was the ninth player in school history to rush for over 2,000 yards and did so in only 15 starts.


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