Jets Sign Sixth Round Draft Pick Safety Josh Bush


The Star Ledger’s Jenny Vrentas is reporting that the Jets have signed #187 overall draft pick safety Josh Bush to a contract:

The Jets are making quick work of signing their new rookies, agreeing to terms today on a four-year deal with sixth-round draft pick Josh Bush.

While details are not yet available Bush will most likely make the minimum base salary ($390,000 in 2012) over the four years of his contract, with an approximate signing bonus of $100,000-$200,000.

Bush joins second round pick Stephen Hill as two of the Jets eight draft selections already signed.

Here are some thoughts on Bush given by Coach Rex Ryan at his press conference after rookie-camp practice yesterday:

When asked about the process of drafting safety Josh Bush Ryan replied, “We we’re looking for an almost if you will a ‘sub-safety’ type in other words we’re not looking for a starter per se they we’re looking for a guy who can play on top of coverage has some man skills set.  His is an interesting skill set, was a corner when he first went to Wake Forest transferred over … moved over to safety.  That’s kind of what you’re looking for in today’s game that’s really what you need guys that have man coverage skills especially if you play defense like use and guys with range I think he has that he’s got ball skills … had six interceptions this (past) year.”

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