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Jets Sign Offensive Tackle Kelvin Beachum

By Glenn Naughton


After a quiet first day of free Agency, the New York Jets have imported their first free agent, adding offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum.

A former Pittsburgh Steeler and Jacksonville Jaguar, Beachum became a free agent when he was cut loose by the Jags several weeks ago after struggling mightily in his first season in sunny Florida.

Beachum was targeted by Gang Green last season prior to the retirement of D’Brickashaw Ferguson, but he opted instead to sign with Gus Bradley and company.

Beachum gives the Jets an experienced young player who has spent time at both left and right tackle.  Despite the recent re-signing of one of their own free agents, Ben Ijalana, look for the two to compete for the starting left tackle spot.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

Glenn Naughton

Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.