NFL Free Agency: Jets Will Sign OL James Carpenter


According to a report from John Middlekauff, the New York Jets and free agent guard James Carpenter have agreed to terms on a deal, and he will be leaving the former Super Bowl Champions for greener pastures.

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Here is the original report, as told by Middlekauf:

The Jets desperately needed some help at the offensive guard position, so getting Carpenter is a decent pickup for them. Depending on the terms of this contract, I’m okay with the move, especially because Todd Bowles is so well-versed in how good (or not) Carpenter is.

Bowles has coached against Carpenter the last couple of years as a member of the Cardinals’ staff, so if he signed off on this move, that’s a good sign for Carpenter.

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Once a shocking first round pick, Carpenter has developed into a solid — not spectacular — starter in the NFL out of Alabama who should be a definite upgrade for the Jets.

With his ability comes injury history, pretty significant at that. Carpenter has played just one 16 game season since being drafted and that was the year the Seahawks won it all.


There’s nothing spectacular about this signing, and there are injury risks involved, but the Jets identified a need and attacked it. Carpenter could pay dividends for their offense immediately.

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