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Jets sign RB Goodson, OL Colon and NT Garay

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 15, 2013 at 9:53 pm •  Published: March 15, 2013
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Colon, a fourth-round draft pick by the Steelers in 2006, was signed to a one-year deal worth $1.2 million. He will add depth to the Jets' offensive line and could potentially fill one of the guard spots with Brandon Moore and Matt Slauson free agents.

Moore is likely to sign elsewhere, while there remains a possibility Slauson could re-sign with the Jets.

Colon, a 29-year-old Bronx native who played at Hofstra, was an offensive tackle from 2006-11 but moved to guard last season. Colon missed all but one game in the 2010-11 seasons due to a torn Achilles' tendon in 2010 and a torn triceps tendon the following year. He was sidelined for five games last season with a knee issue.

Garay, 33, spent the past three-plus seasons with the Chargers after being signed off the Jets' practice squad in December 2009. He was scheduled to make $3.5 million plus a $1.5 million roster bonus this season, but was released by San Diego earlier this week.

The signing was first reported by WFAN Radio and ESPN.

Garay is a native of Rahway, N.J., who was a popular player in San Diego for his solid play — and his unique and colorful hairstyles. He played in just eight games last season, but will add depth to the Jets' defensive line after they lost DeVito and Po'uha.