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ATVZ400
03-06-2008, 09:19 AM
Jets agreed to terms with FB Tony Richardson on a one-year contract.

Richardson, 36, is hardly the pass catching or short yardage threat he once was, but can still deliver a blow. He was an All Pro selection as Adrian Peterson's lead blocker in 2007. His addition bodes well for Thomas Jones.
Source: SI.com (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/nfl/03/06/jets.richardson/index.html?eref=si_nfl)

Vertical Limit
03-06-2008, 10:25 AM
He'll be lucky to beat Darian Barnes out of the roster spot.

nyjunc
03-06-2008, 10:40 AM
He'll be lucky to beat Darian Barnes out of the roster spot.

I don't think that will be tough considering we cut Barnes months ago.

Smoke
03-06-2008, 10:52 AM
Yeah, last I heard the Bills signed Barnes.
Richardson is better than Barnes anyway. Just last season he was an all-pro and overall has been to 3 pro bowls. Another good addition for the Jets.

FINSFAN2781
03-06-2008, 11:25 AM
Good, let the Jets keep pissing their money away on all these old ****s.

Vertical Limit
03-06-2008, 12:11 PM
I don't think that will be tough considering we cut Barnes months ago.
Ahhhhhh, I didn't know. :lol: Still, doubt he makes the roster. His age and being a fullback, got to question his mileage.

DaBills4life
03-06-2008, 01:14 PM
Yeah, last I heard the Bills signed Barnes.
Richardson is better than Barnes anyway. Just last season he was an all-pro and overall has been to 3 pro bowls. Another good addition for the Jets.

Why wouldnt they bring him back then? He couldnt cost that much.

The guy goes where the good OL's are, so maybe this is good luck for the Jets.

KC had the best run blocking line in football and he was the FB, then he goes to the Vikings, best run blocking line in football, now he goes to the jets.

Only problem there is that Dbrickashaw Ferguson is a weak run blocker. We will see what happens.

I'll check this one off as a good signing by the Jets.

Smoke
03-06-2008, 01:23 PM
Ahhhhhh, I didn't know. :lol: Still, doubt he makes the roster. His age and being a fullback, got to question his mileage.

Not true. Fullbacks tend to have long careers. They don't depend on things like speed so they have a longer NFL careers than running backs. Look at Lorenzo Neal. He's the best FB in the game and he's 38yrs old. Plus Richardson was just an all-pro last season. People should judge players by talent, not by age. Thats what the Pats do and it seems to work well for them.

burger13
03-06-2008, 02:04 PM
lets just hope this signing turns out for them like the Fred Beasley and Cory Schlesinger (sp?) signings turned out for us.

ATVZ400
03-06-2008, 08:38 PM
I wonder if the jets will have enough $$ to sign there draft picks. They are spending alot on free agents....

jetsman
03-06-2008, 10:44 PM
I wonder if the jets will have enough $$ to sign there draft picks. They are spending alot on free agents....

That won't be a problem.Here is a link to a breakdown of the big contracts the Jets have signed recently.We are in very good shape with our salary cap.Tannenbaum is a genius when it comes to the cap.

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/jets/2008/03/breaking-down-the-big-four-dea.html