The Jets signed a player Friday, but it wasn't Darrelle Revis. Or Nick Mangold. It was fifth-round pick John Conner, the former Kentucky fullback. Hey, you have to start somewhere.
Conner signed a four-year contract for $1.99 million, according to a league source. The deal includes a $199,000 signing bonus. If he hits various escalators, the contract can increase to $2.7 million.
The Jets chose Conner (5-11, 240) with the 139th overall pick, the pick they acquired from the Seattle Seahawks in the Leon Washington trade. He will contribute immediately on special teams and is considered the heir apparent to Tony Richardson at fullback.
The Jets still have three unsigned draft picks -- CB Kyle Wilson (first-round), G Vlad Ducasse (second) and RB Joe McKnight (fourth).