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Jets Sign Drew Stanton, Former Detroit Lion, As Backup QB

The New York Jets finally have themselves a backup quarterback -- former Detroit Lion Drew Stanton has signed a one-year contract to join the green team, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.

The Jets were planning earlier today on meeting with Denver Broncos backup Brady Quinn, but that plan was mixed late today as the Jets signed Stanton instead, locking him down for one year and $1.25 million. Stanton becomes the backup for Mark Sanchez, who himself just signed a three-year, $40 million contract extension last week.

"The nice thing is, we're all going to be learning Tony Sparano's offense together," Stanton said, referring to the Jets' new offensive coordinator. "My goal is to help Mark produce on the field and to help this organization win football games."

Stanton spent all of last season in the bench in Detroit; he hasn't attempted a pass since 2010. He's thrown for 1,158 yards, five touchdowns and nine interceptions total in his four-year career.

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