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Jacoby Ford, Dimitri Patterson are New York Jets

New York Jets fans were hoping that general manager John Idzik could deliver another big splash at wide receiver after signing Eric Decker. This isn't what they had in mind.

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The team announced the signing of Jacoby Ford on Tuesday. Ford figures to compete for the Jets' primary kick return role, along with a reserve spot at receiver.

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.)

The Jets didn't stop with Ford. One day after hosting Dimitri Patterson for a visit, the Jets announced that they have signed the former Miami Dolphins cornerback.

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.

Better yet, they could have just brought back Antonio Cromartie, who landed a similar one-year pact with the Cardinals.

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