The New York Jets signed WR Laveranues Coles, who already played for the Jets in 2000-2002 and 2005-2008, to a 1-year deal. Coles, 32, was drafted by the Gang Green in the 3rd round of the 2000 NFL Draft and had a career year in 2002 when he caught 89 passes for 1,264 yards. Last season Coles had only 43 receptions (his lowest output since rookie season) for 514 yards, 5 TDs.
Coles worked out for the team on Friday, and signed later in the day. His presence clouds the futures of a few other receivers currently on the Jets' roster, including WR David Clowney and WR Aundrae Allison. However, Coles might just be back as early season insurance to fill in for WR Santonio Holmes, who's suspended for the first four games of regular season.
The Jets also extended the contracts of head coach Rex Ryan and general manager Mike Tannenbaum through 2014. Ryan received a 2-year extension, while Tannenbaum inked a 5-year extension in June.