According to several published reports the New York Jets have re-signed offensive lineman Wayne Hunter to a 4-year, $13 million dollar deal. Hunter filled in admirably last year for the injured Damien Woody, starting 6 games including two in the playoffs.
I think this is a smart signing by the Jets, as it is cost effective and Hunter can fill several roles on the offensive line. This also gives the Jets some wiggle room with second year player Vlad Ducasse who some feel is not ready to take on the starting tackle position.
Note: This signing cannot be officially announced by the Jets until Friday at 6 p.m EST.
Woody to retire? There are several reports coming out that Damien Woody has decided to retire. Earlier this week Woody stated that it was “the Jets or bust” in terms of continuing his playing career. With the announcement of the Hunter signing it appears that “Big Wood” has decided to hang up his cleats. I would not be surprised to hear that the Jets told Damien to stay in shape and that he would be the team’s first option if any of their offensive linemen went down.
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