Roster News: Jets sign Ford, Rose to futures deals

Here’s details of a couple more transactions at the foot of the roster, courtesy of Rich Cimini from ESPN New York:

Rose is a 6-1, 194-pound defensive back who was undrafted last year out of Tulsa. He ran a 4.56 at Tulsa’s pro day last year, but showed impressive athleticism in the vertical and broad jump.

Ford, a 6-6, 305-pound undrafted rookie who can play guard or tackle, was with the Jets in preseason and was active for two games but did not get any reps on offense. Since releasing him before the last preseason game, he’s worked out for the team a couple of times and spent some time on the practice squad in November.

5 comments
Vinny Stasi
Vinny Stasi

Quick glance thought they signed jacoby ford. Rex appears to love clemson and sanjay lal coached him in Oak. He's a FA with some real potential would love to see him in Green. 

bob
bob

I like winning the battle in the trenches on defense..


Now its time to fix the offensive line, I want to win the battle in the trenches on the offensive side of the ball....



There are 4 guards in the Draft we should take one in the 2nd round.



My pic Cyril Richardson. Baylor.  Dats right I like Dat one ..Ya gimmie dat one .


Zack Martin Notre Dame..he's gonna go in the first round. I guessing Greenbay-Arizona or Seahawks


David Yanky.  Stanford ..


Gabe Jackson..Mississppi State.




jaygo
jaygo

What's the deal with these "reserve/futures" contracts?  I understand that players not on an active NFL roster can be signed  for the 2014 season which technically doesn't begin until March (hence "futures" contract).  What commitment does the team make to the player?  Does the player get paid for signing one of these?  What commitment does the player make?  Can they jump to another team?  What's the story?

Muhammad Gretzky
Muhammad Gretzky

@bobAgree. However, I would rather search the market for an experienced OL instead of wasting a pick.

Bent
Bent moderator

@jaygo It's just a standard minimum salary non-guaranteed deal that means you're under contract for the following season.  You don't get paid, other than the basic per diem everyone gets when at camp and then obviously if you make the team or end up on IR you'll receive the basic salary (or make the practice squad and you'll get a PS salary).


The player is committed to the team if they sign, but a futures deal is all you can get between the end of the season and the start of the league year (unless you're under contract already and negotiate an extension), so it's not like you can get a better offer elsewhere.