The New York Jets have signed offensive lineman Willie Colon to a one-year deal, worth $1.2 million, according to Adam Caplan.
Last season, he played in 11 games for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Colon, drafted in the fourth round in ’06, missed the 2010 season with a torn Achilles tendon and 2011 with a torn triceps muscle. He signed a five-year deal with the Steelers in July of 2011, but was released earlier this week.
Caplan is well connected with Colon’s camp, so I’m not surprised he got this scoop and that the notion about Colon starting is assuredly legit. Colon has not been able to stay healthy for years and he’s not started a full slate of games since … wait for it … 2009.
Uh oh … so what does this mean for the Jets?
Oh didn’t you know? Willie Colon and Vlad Ducasse have the same agent … Joe Linta!
My thought? This is another half-season for Ducasse in terms of starting … he’ll see time behind Colon when he gets injured and the Jets will do their best to try and find another guard somewhere along the way, be it through the draft or free agency.