Monday, June 15, 2009

Shonn Greene Signed

No terms disclosed yet, but the Jets have agreed to terms with 3rd round runningback Shonn Greene. The Jets are the first team in the league to sign all their draft picks, and they have done so by the middle of June. Not bad. Although it can't be that hard to sign just three guys...

3rd round picks never hold out, so this wasn't ever going to be anything to worry about, but I'm sure Mike Tannenbaum is glad he doesn't have to worry about signing these guys anymore. Now the focus will likely become what to do with the receiver position (Plaxico Burress?) and what to do with his two disgruntled backs, namely Leon Washington.

Burress, by the way, had his court date adjourned to September 23rd. His camp says he'll be able to play this year. We'll see for just how long. I'm not sure why he would keep putting it off, as it seems like the elephant in the room that will rear its ugly head again during next football season, but I'm not close to that situation. Procrastinating is something somebody like me does with homework or with writing a blog post. It's not something to be doing with prison time.

One receiver option that could pop up is Denver WR Brandon Marshall who has asked for a trade. Marshall is extremely talented, but a bit of a head case (what receiver isn't?). Personally, I prefer to give up nothing but cash to sign Burress rather than move a high pick for Marshall, even though the Bronco star is younger and probably better at this stage.

UPDATE (5:35 PM): Rich Cimini reports that the Jets have "cooled" on Plaxico Burress. If that's true, it has to be because of his legal problems.

Still, I don't really believe it. Rex Ryan praised Kellen Clemens and Brett Ratliff to no end before trading up for Mark Sanchez. The receiving corps has some young talent, and I think the Jets might be warming to the idea of giving them a chance, especially considering the risk of bringing in a prima donna who still might get suspended or jailed.


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