The New York Jets reached an agreement with OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson for a 6-year contract extension worth $60M. Ferguson had two years remaining on his initial contract, so he now will be tied to the Jets for eight years and $73.6M. The guaranteed money is $34.8M, which is a record for an offensive lineman.
Ferguson is the first of four Jets who have wanted new deals to sign one. His deal leaves the Jets now trying to re-sign CB Darrelle Revis, C Nick Mangold and LB David Harris. Revis, who made waves by sitting out a series during mini-camp, is set to be paid less than five other defensive backs on the Jets roster in 2010 -- and less than six others once rookie Kyle Wilson signs, counting the signing bonus that will be paid out to the first-round pick. Harris, who is making $550,000 this year, will be the lowest-paid defensive starter.
Additionally, the Jets also agreed to a 4-year, $3.25M deal with their second-round pick, OG Vladimir Ducasse. The deal includes a signing bonus of roughly $1M. Ducasse, who was picked 61st overall, will compete for the Jets' starting left guard spot. He's the third of the Jets’ four draft picks to sign, joining RB Joe McKnight and FB John Conner. Only CB Kyle Wilson, the team’s first-rounder, has yet to sign.