AP Source: Jets re-sign WR Turner to 1-year deal
Patrick Turner will be back catching passes for the New York
A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on
Tuesday night that the Jets re-signed the wide receiver to a
The deal, agreed upon about 10 days ago, is worth $875,000,
including a $250,000 signing bonus, according to the person who
spoke to the AP on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the
team had not announced the signing.
The 24-year-old Turner was scheduled to become a restricted free
agent next month. A former college teammate of quarterback Mark
Sanchez at Southern California, Turner had eight catches for 96
yards and a touchdown last season.
He could see his role increase next season, particularly if the
Jets don’t re-sign Plaxico Burress. At 6-foot-5, Turner would give
Sanchez the big target which Burress served as last season.
The Jets claimed Turner off waivers in 2010 from Miami, where
Turner played under newly hired New York offensive coordinator Tony
Sparano. The former third-round pick of the Dolphins has 10 career
In addition to Burress, the Jets have several other decisions to
make this offseason after finishing 8-8 and failing to make the
playoffs. Key players such as running back LaDainian Tomlinson,
nose tackle Sione Pouha, linebackers Aaron Maybin and Bryan Thomas
and kicker Nick Folk are all due to become free agents.