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Contract details for recent Jets free agent signings Ben Ijalana, Kevin Minter, Dakota Dozier, and Charles Johnson

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Rich Cimini has details for the contracts on a number of free agents the Jets recently signed.

Ben Ijalana, OL

I don’t think I’ll ever understand why Mike Maccagnan loves this guy so much. The coaching staff certainly does not. Ijalana was essentially a third string player last year. Ijalana’s 2017 contract will cost the Jets an additional $1 million in dead money so the Jets will end up paying $3.5 million against the cap for a guy who barely sees the field and has no track record of credible NFL play. Is it a big deal in the grand scheme of things? No. Is it an effective use of the resources the team has? No.

Charles Johnson, WR

I am surprised Johnson got anything above the minimum. I’d be surprised, however, if he even made the roster so it probably won’t make much of a difference either way.

Kevin Minter, LB

Dakota Dozier, OL

These are very cheap deals. In Minter’s case, it could prove to be a bargain. That’s not much money for a guy with a decent track record. In Dozier’s case, it’s a low dollar deal for a guy who will need to earn a roster spot in training camp.