The Jets have officially signed OG James Carpenter to a 4-year contract that will pay the former first round draft pick approximately $4.75M per year. Carpenter, 25, spent his entire career with the Seahawks, winning the Super Bowl in 2013. He was limited by injuries in the first two years but missed just three games in the past two seasons. According to ProFootballFocus, he was ranked 41st among offensive guards who played at least 50 percent of their team's snaps.
The Jets also started talking to CB Antonio Cromartie. He was cut by the Jets after a poor 2013 season, but played well in Arizona in 2014 under current Jets head coach Todd Bowles, who was Arizona's defensive coordinator. Cromartie, 30, had 3 interceptions and 10 defended passes last season.
If all goes well, Cromartie will reunite in the secondary with CB Darrelle Revis, whom the Gang Green signed yesterday to a 5-year contract. CB Buster Skrine, another free agent acquisition, will then move into the nickel slot.