Roster News: Jets Sign Hilliard, Waive Turner

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Dennis Waszak reports via twitter:

#Jets signed FB Lex Hilliard & waived WR Patrick Turner. Also signed WR Jordan White to PS & cut DB Donnie Fletcher from PS

Analysis: Hilliard played extensively with Tony Sparano in Miami, mostly as either a fullback or as a halfback in two back sets. He’s more of a versatile hybrid fullback rather than your John Conner-style pure blocking back, only tipping the scales at 228 pounds. However, he only handled the ball 21 times last year (five catches, 16 carries). Some may think this could spell the end of the line for John Conner, who was injured again in last week’s game. However, maybe Sparano is planning to run more three back sets and put two backs in the backfield on passing downs rather than relying on their tight ends to pass block. Hilliard was most recently with the Patriots, but only saw action on nine snaps.

Turner’s release is surprising for two reasons, the first being that it came before Clyde Gates and the second being that the Jets only currently have three healthy receivers (Gates, Chaz Schilens and Jeremy Kerley) – although Stephen Hill is expected back soon. However, he did struggle on Sunday and he’s a guy who has been on and off the roster several times in his Jets career, so this is nothing new.





19 comments
bkyguy78
bkyguy78

One of the few consolations the last few days about our pathetic free agency period, was that at least the Lakers were also left out in the cold. Well guess what, they just substantially surpassed our entire talent level IN ONE EFFING DAY!!!!

Hibbert

Lou Williams

Brandon Bass

Kobe

Randle

Russel

I'm just so disgusted right now.

John Munro
John Munro

By the time porzingis is in his prime melo will be out of his prime. If anyone on this blog seriously thinks melo is going to win a championship in New York there delusional.

Where not gonna get durant next summer and where not a playoff team this year. The last time the Knicks rebuilt there first good playoff team was full of veterans on a 1 year deal.

If the Knicks where okc and had Westbrook durant ibaka harden and kanter unlike okc we could afford to offer all those players the max and contend for the next 10 years. Okc can't afford to pay all those guys. Same with the bucks when there players are free agents they won't be able to offer all those young players.

Obviously we don't trade melo now but at the trade deadline I bet a team like the lakers or heat will want a player like melo to try and give wade or Kobe one last ring. Maybe u do a 3 team trade it doesn't matter as long as u build the way okc did. With young 20 year olds who will be future stars.

Porzingis and grant is a good starting point. Trading melo will give u 2 more young players like that. So now we have 4 future stars under the age of 22. And over 50 million dollars in cap space next summer. we could than offer 2 players a max contract next summer. We won't get durant but we could get the next level down. With porzingis, grant and the other 2 players we got in the melo trade we will be able to resign all of them when they deserve big contracts and they'll be playing next two the other 2 players we signed this summer.

You will have 4 future 20 year old all stars plus 2 other max players, and Lopez, early, gslloway and oquinn to compete with for the next 10 years.

That's the best way to build a long lasting contender and to get as many good players as possible

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

@John Munro i will say this 7ft and 3pt shooting will translate immediately to the NBA.  Obv he will be more of a role player but a stretch 4 with a ton of upside is nice to have.

moeb
moeb

I guess no david lee. Really wanted him at our starting pf

Anthony Kunjbehari
Anthony Kunjbehari

Sounding less and less likely for Shved coming back. I hope I'm wrong....

1harris1
1harris1

Which is unfortunate, as he's the only one of these guys who I want to see back.

rico
rico

@1harris1 he may have been the most exciting player on the team last year...and no acknowledgement from Phil ?

Anthony Kunjbehari
Anthony Kunjbehari

@rico @1harris1 Ultimately, I trust that PJ has a sharper talent eye than myself. If he's prioritizing bigs vs. Shved, then so be it.


Perhaps Shved surprises us and signed a league min contract in a week or two. 

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

i want Amundson back.  He did a very nice job for us.  He would be a great backup center to lopez.

donche
donche

We just need 1 of them....trade jose and sign someone else

hashbury
hashbury

@starksoakmase @donche I would actually prefer Shved to Calderon.  But as you say, no way to get rid of him right now.  Maybe mid season.

donche
donche

With all these contracts given....I think 7 mill for a back up isn't that bad for a playoff team...wizards had rasual butler as a back up pg last year lol

starksoakmase
starksoakmase

@hashbury @starksoakmase @donche The thing to like about Calderon is that he seems to be a good guy to work with the youngins. He seemed to be very vocal and engaged last year. Just hope he bounces back....im still not sold on Shved....

donche
donche

I'd do a sign and trade....Jose for kj McDaniels at 5 mill a year and 3 mill in cap space.

Early/dwill/thanasis/ledo/kj would be a interesting battle for back up minutes

starksoakmase
starksoakmase

@donche seems a bit steep for a 2nd rounder and would leave us very thin at PG. The knicks will go into the season with jose at PG and any chance of them making the playoffs probably hinges on him providing steady play on a young team...

starksoakmase
starksoakmase

How about a guy like Alan Anderson to provide some defense, leadership, hustle and scoring off the bench...

hashbury
hashbury

How do they afford Smith?  Isn't he subject to the mid level which is only 2.8M?