Monday, March 31, 2014
Jets host WR Ford, G Ohrnberger
By Rich Cimini
Interested in building depth, the New York Jets visited with two free-agent backups Monday, wide receiver Jacoby Ford (Oakland Raiders) and guard Rich Ohrnberger (San Diego Chargers).
The Jets had been linked to Ford, so this isn't new. Receivers coach Sanjay Lal, formerly of the Raiders, is familiar with Ford's game. He has big-time speed, but he has only 57 career receptions for 848 yards and three touchdowns.
Ohrnberger, an East Meadow, L.I., native, was a fourth-round pick of the New England Patriots in 2009. He has only five career starts, but he could provide depth at both guard spots. The Jets lost Vladimir Ducasse, who signed a one-year contract last week with the Minnesota Vikings.