CSNBayArea.com’s Scott Bair reported Brisiel’s release via Twitter:
Raiders announced that they have released Mike Brisiel.
— Scott Bair (@BairCSN) April 1, 2014
Eric Allen of newyorkjets.com reported Ford’s signing:
Jets announced they signed former Raiders WR Jacoby Ford.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 1, 2014
Brisiel signed as a free agent for five years and $20 million in 2012, but then abandoned the zone blocking scheme he was brought in to be a part of.
Brisiel, 31, played five years with the Houston Texans before coming to the Raiders. He started 30 games over the last two seasons.
He was signed by the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State and spent the 2006 season on Houston’s practice squad before being assigned to the Hamburg Sea Devils in the now-defunct NFL Europe in the spring of 2007. He made four starts for the Texans in 2007 and earned the starting right guard job in 2008.
Ford, meanwhile, saw his playing time dwindle after a solid rookie season in 2010, when he caught 25 passes and ran three kickoffs back for touchdowns.
Ford, a world-class sprinter at Clemson in college, missed eight games in 2011 and all of 2012 with a foot injury, shortly after setting the Raiders franchise career record with his fourth kickoff return score against the Browns.
The 26-year-old returned in 2013 and played in 14 games, catching 13 passes for only 99 yards, returning nine punts for an 8.6-yard-per-return average and running back 11 kickoffs for a 23-yard average.
Ford was a fourth-round pick out of Clemson in 2010 by the Raiders.