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

one-year contract.

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.