According to a report, the New York Jets have shown interest in free agent wide receiver Jacoby Ford, who played the last four years with the Oakland Raiders.
According to Brian Costello of the New York Post via Twitter:
Jets have shown interest in free agent WR Jacoby Ford, according to a source. Ford played for Jets WR coach Sanjay Lal in Oakland. #nyj
— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) March 17, 2014
Sanjay Lal was the receivers coach for the Raiders for Ford’s first two seasons in Oakland, when Ford caught 44 passes for three touchdowns.
Ford burst onto the scene as a kick returner as a rookie in 2010, running back three kickoffs for touchdowns. In 2011, he ran one back for a score and his four kick return touchdowns are a franchise career record.
Ford was a fourth-round pick by the Raiders in 2010 out of Clemson, where he was also a track star. Ford started nine games as a rookie, catching 25 passes for 470 yards and two touchdowns, but his productivity waned. He missed eight games due to an ankle injury and missed all of 2012 with a Lisfranc injury to his left foot.
Last season, Ford caught 13 passes for 99 yards and was not offered a contract by the Raiders this offseason.