Rich Cimini has details for the contracts on a number of free agents the Jets recently signed.
Ben Ijalana, OL
Some housekeeping on the contract front ... Ben Ijalana's deal with #Jets: One year, $2.5M. Total guarantee: $500K (signing bonus). Base: $1.9M. Roster bonus: $100K ($6,250 per game on 46). This shows they value him more than a typical "backup."— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) April 11, 2018
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
A look at WR Charles Johnson's contract with the #Jets: One year, $1.5M. Signing bonus: $250K. Workout bonus: $250K. Base: $1M. Cap charge: $1.5M— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) April 12, 2018
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
LB Kevin Minter's contract with the #Jets: One year, $880,000. Signing bonus: $90K. G Dakota Dozier: Same contract as Minter.— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) April 12, 2018
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.