Sunday, March 1, 2009
Jets Land Bart Scott / Lito Sheppard
The New York Jets may not have a QB but they are adding strength elsewhere, especially their defense. The Jets have added Bart Scott to their group of linebackers to a 5 year 42 million dollar deal. Rex Ryan will know how to coach Scott and he also adds a lot of depth to the Jets linebacking core. Good signing.
The Jets went further and also acquired Lito Sheppard. That is huge. Sheppard is an incredibly talented defensive back. The Jets had to give up just a 5th round pick for him and a conditional pick. Essentially this is a one-year tryout with the Jets. Sheppard will receive $3 million in 2009 - his scheduled salary - but he's due a $10 million option bonus on the fifth day of the 2010 league year. That should force a re-negotiation or release, which will get Sheppard on the free agent market like he wants.
But he should perform well with the Jets and as long as he is cooperative, they can sign a little extension after the 2009 season.
An excellent last couple of days for the Jets.
Now they need a QB...
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