Back in his rookie season of 2010, Ford looked like a potential future star. He had two 100-yard receiving games and a 71-yard run as a rookie in Oakland. The next three seasons involved diminishing production and increasing injuries. Ford had only 114 yards from scrimmage in 2013.
This is a worthwhile, low-risk, medium-reward signing for the Jets. Ford is most likely to be a returner and No. 4 receiver, but there is enough upside here to hope for more. The Jets needed more big-play ability on their offense, and Ford is a nice gamble. (Even if he's not DeSean Jackson.)
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Patterson's contract will pay $3 million for one season.
Like Ford, Patterson offers starter potential but has trouble staying healthy. For the price the Jets are paying him, we'd rather they went the extra mile and more aggressively pursued Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
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