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Jets Reportedly Reach Deals With Trumaine Johnson, Isaiah Crowell, Avery Williamson

March 13, 2018 - 7:50 pm

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (WFAN) -- The Jets' spending spree is officially underway, with the team reportedly agreeing to terms Tuesday with cornerback Trumaine Johnson, running Isaiah Crowell and linebacker Avery Williamson.

Johnson's contract will pay him about $15 million a year, NFL Network reported. It was not yet known how many years the deal is for.

Crowell is signing a three-year contract, ESPN reported. Financial terms were not immediately available.

The terms of Williamson's deal had not been reported as of Tuesday night.

A third-round pick by the Rams in 2012, Johnson played the last two years under the franchise tag. 

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Over his six-year career, the 6-foot-2, 213-pounder has recorded 328 tackles and 18 interceptions. Last season, he had 65 tackles and two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown.

Johnson, 28, who was considered one of the top cornerbacks to hit free agency this year, will provide some needed help to a Jets pass defense that ranked 21st in the NFL last season. 

Crowell, 25, spent the first four seasons of his career with the Cleveland Browns, rushing for 3,118 yards and 21 touchdowns. 

In 2017, he rushed for 853 yards and two touchdowns and also had 28 receptions for 182 yards. 

Crowell will join a backfield that also includes Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire. Matt Forte announced his retirement last month.

A fifth-round draft pick in 2015, Williamson spent the past four seasons with the Tennessee Titans, where he was an instant starter at inside linebacker. He's had at least 92 tackles in each of the past three seasons. Pro Football Focus ranked the 6-foot-1, 246 pound Williamson as the No. 3 inside linebacker in the NFL, behind only Carolina's Luke Kuechly and Seattle's Bobby Wagner.

Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan has been busy. After missing out on prized quarterback Kirk Cousins earlier Tuesday, the Jets re-signed Josh McCown to a one-year, $10 million deal, according to multiple reports. They are also reportedly negotiating with former Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater.

The Jets entered free agency about $92 million under the salary cap, more than any other team in the league.