According to the New York Daily News, the Jets have (finally) signed this year’s third round pick, linebacker Demario Davis. Per the Daily News, Davis was signed to a four-year deal.
Newsday beat writer Kimberley Martin revealed that Davis’ deal is worth around $2.9 million, with workout and signing bonuses totaling approximately $720,000.
The team has not yet confirmed the signing.
The signing seemed imminent, as the team already started putting Davis to work today in practice, playing him with the first team in sub packages. Turn on the Jets wrote a fantastic article about Davis, explaining what he has to offer and how he can impact the team this season (Hint: He is another part of the solution for those pesky Patriots tight ends). I suggest you give it a read.
You may also recall that Rex Ryan likened Davis’ leadership skills to that of Ray Lewis after seeing him work in rookie training camp. If we are to believe Ryan, Davis has a lot to offer both on and off the field.
The team still has one rookie yet to sign, WR Jordan White, who sat out of OTAs today because of a foot injury.
The Jets also announced the signing of TE Tarren Lloyd, as was previously reported by Jake Steinberg. The team waived tackle John Cullen to make room for Lloyd on the roster.
As I explained this morning, Lloyd is a blocking tight end, so that should make some people happy. Ahem.