Posted March 15, 2013

Former Steelers OL Willie Colon signs with the Jets

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Willie Colon has signed a one-year, $1.2 million deal with the New York Jets. Colon was released by the Steelers earlier this week to clear $5.5 million in Pittsburgh’s cap space.

The seven-year vet has experience at both guard and tackle, and should make a nice addition to the Jets, provided his chronically injured knees hold up.  Colon has had three consecutive seasons end because of his knees; his 2012 season ended with a knee injury that required surgery to repair.


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L7
L7

The New York Jets have signed retired quarterback Joe Namath to a 1 year, $2.4 million deal. Commenting on the acquisition, head coach Rex Ryan said, 'When you talk about elite quarterbacks, I think he's an elite quarterback because he wins the big games and he's a winner.' 

LuisDaniel
LuisDaniel

The Steelers spent years trying to replace this guy, and only injuries made him a starter. And now he is a "big" addition for the Jets?