- Rich Cimini, ESPN New York Jets reporter
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George signed a four-year contract for $2.4 million, including a $192,000 signing bonus.
He led the Big 12 last season with 133 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. George, only 5-foot-11, 231 pounds, is projected as a backup at the two inside linebacker spots. To learn more about him, check out our Rapid Reaction from last Saturday.
Three of the Jets' 12 draft picks are under contract.
The New York Jets stayed busy on the negotiating front Thursday. They signed linebacker Jeremiah George, a fifth-round pick from Iowa State, according to ESPN's Field Yates.