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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets have signed former Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Mike Pennel to a one-year deal.
Ready to tank? New York Jets scour quarterback market, sign 37-year-old Josh McCown (Shutdown Corner)Monday, March 20th, 2017
The New York Jets wasted three valuable picks on quarterbacks over the last four drafts, and still had to go find a new quarterback for 2017. The Jets landed on veteran Josh McCown, who will be 38 for Week 1. At this point the only thing that might save the Jets’ quarterback situation over the long haul is getting the first pick of the 2018 draft and picking USC’s Sam Darnold, and settling for McCown this season could get them closer to that.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Browns signed free agent kicker Brett Maher to compete with Cody Parkey for the starting job.
The New York Giants are giving former Jets quarterback Geno Smith a chance to learn from Eli Manning. The Giants on Monday announced they had signed Smith and cornerback Valentino Blake, who also excels on special teams. A second-round draft choice out of West Virginia in 2013, Smith has been a bust after a good rookie season.
Spike Lee says it's ''fishy'' that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains an NFL free agent. Kaepernick's season-long protest of ''The Star Spangled Banner'' ahead of 49ers games became a topic of national debate last season. Kaepernick was protesting police treatment of minorities in the country.
The spread offenses that dominate the NCAA produce a parade of points but also prospects that aren't quite ready for the NFL. Quarterbacks have to learn to line up under center and scan the field while backpedaling. ''The football being played from the high school level to the college level is a different brand of football than they're going to be asked to play,'' 49ers general manager John Lynch said.
North Carolina State didn't have to look very far to find its next men's basketball coach. The school has hired UNC Wilmington's Kevin Keatts to take over as head basketball coach, staying in its home state to find a coach who had spent time as an assistant to a Hall of Fame coach before leading his own NCAA Tournament team. The school announced Keatts' hiring in a news release one day after his Seahawks lost to Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Geno Smith is switching teams in the Jersey Meadowlands.
The Seattle Seahawks are bringing back two of their own free agents, agreeing to terms Friday on new deals with tight end Luke Willson and cornerback DeShawn Shead. Shead's deal is for one year and worth up to $1.5 million with $1 million guaranteed, but it's not as much as he likely would have received if not for a torn ACL suffered in Seattle's playoff loss to Atlanta in January. Terms of Willson's deal were not immediately available.
Josh McCown might be the answer - in the short term, at least - for the quarterback-needy Jets. The free agent QB is meeting with New York on Friday and Saturday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. The Jets have just the inexperienced Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg on their roster, and McCown would provide a veteran presence who could potentially start and be a mentor to the youngsters.