Jets Free Agent Signings

Gang Green sign Willie Colon

Admin - March 15, 2013

The New York Jets signed free agent OL Willie Colon who was released two days ago by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Colon reportedly signed a 1-year deal worth $1.2M. He's projected to start at OG in place of OG Brandon Moore, who's unlikely to return to the team. Colon was a top-15 run-blocking guard and top-25 pass-blocking guard in 2012 per ProFootballFocus, but also led all guards in penalties.

Colon was originally drafted by the Steelers in the 4th round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Hofstra. He started all 62 games he played during the regular season as well as four postseason contests in his seven years with Pittsburgh. From 2006-11 Colon played tackle but moved to guard for the 2012 season. Colon missed all but one game in the 2010-11 seasons due to injury. This past season he did not play in five games because of injuries.

This is a solid pickup for the Jets who seem to be looking for decent players whom they can sign to 1-year contracts in order to get their cap situation back in order within a couple of years.