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The New York Jets today announced the signings of wide receivers Chad Ochocinco, Terrell Owens, Braylon Edwards, and Plaxico Burress to one year contracts. Each will make $2 million for the 2012 season.
According to Head Coach Rex Ryan, the Jets have little to lose in these signings. “We figure we have two quarterbacks that aren’t worth crap, so we might as well provide them with receivers that aren’t worth crap either. I know we have been asked about bringing in such head cases, but we figure our team chemistry probably couldn’t get worse, and if it does we know that Plax is probably packing heat.”
In an unrelated move, the Jets have inquired with the Jacksonville Jaguars about trading for wide receiver Justin Blackmon and are considering a futures contract for former quarterback Ryan Leaf, pending his future release from prison. When asked about the signings, Jets’ owner Woody Johnson said, “I didn’t want to talk about Darrelle Revis’ contract anymore, so this seemed to be the easiest way to go.” Tim Tebow responded to our request for comment by simply telling us that he “is excited.”