The New York Jets signed quarterback Michael Vick to a one-year deal that will pay him $5 million in 2014. The Jets also released Mark Sanchez, the one-time face of the franchise.
In five seasons with Philadelphia, Vick, 33, recorded a 20-20 record as a starting quarterback. He completed 59.5 percent of his passes for 9,984 yards, 57 touchdowns, and 33 interceptions. He also rushed for 1,998 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Sanchez, 27, spent last season on injured reserve after surgery for an injured right shoulder in a preseason game. He led the Jets to the AFC championship game in 2009 and 2010. He threw for 12,092 yards and 68 touchdowns, with 69 interceptions, in 62 career games.
JERRY JOINS GIANTS — Former Dolphins guard John Jerry, who was implicated in the Wells report, has signed with the New York Giants, the team announced Friday.
Jerry, who was named along with guard Richie Incognito and center Mike Pouncey as the main instigators in a bullying/harassment scandal, was a free agent. But because of his high-profile role in the Wells report (the official report on the case) it became unlikely he’d return to the Dolphins. A third-round pick from Mississippi in 2010, he started all 16 games at right guard each of the last two seasons for the Dolphins. Had it not been for the bullying, there’s a decent chance the Dolphins would have re-signed Jerry. Incognito is also a free agent and hasn’t signed with a team yet.
PANTHERS SIGN TWO — The Carolina Panthers bolstered two areas of need, signing cornerback Antoine Cason to a one-year contract and wide receiver Tiquan Underwood to a two-year deal.
Cason is a six-year NFL veteran who played for Panthers coach Ron Rivera in San Diego when Rivera was the Chargers defensive coordinator. Cason played in 80 games with 49 career starts and is a potential replacement for starting cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, who signed this offseason as a free agent with Minnesota.
Underwood played the last two seasons with Tampa Bay where he started 10 games. The receiver caught 24 passes last season for 440 yards and four touchdowns in 2013, averaging 40 yards per TD catch and 18 yards per reception.
AROUND THE LEAGUE —The Houston Texans signed free agent safety Kendrick Lewis, who played in every game last season for the Kansas City Chiefs. He had 56 tackles, including three for losses, and an interception. The Texans also signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick before trading quarterback Matt Schaub to the Oakland Raiders for a sixth-round pick in this year’s draft. Schaub comes in as the presumptive starter ahead of Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin, who were inconsistent last year as Oakland had a second straight four-win season. ... The Baltimore Ravens agreed to terms with former St. Louis Rams safety Darian Stewart on a one-year contract. Stewart had 36 tackles last season while making six starts. ... The Cincinnati Bengals signed offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse from Green Bay, reuniting him with Texas Christian teammate Andy Dalton. Newhouse played in 14 games last season. The Bengals also waived quarterback Greg McElroy.