Associated Press

The New York Jets are set to sign offensive guard James Carpenter to a four-year deal worth approximately $5 million per year. Carpenter, 25, has spent four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks since being selected in the first round of the 2011 draft out of Alabama.

By SI Wire
March 10, 2015

The New York Jets are set to sign offensive guard James Carpenter to a four-year deal worth approximately $5 million per year, according to a report from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Carpenter, 25, has spent four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks since being selected in the first round of the 2011 draft out of Alabama.

[daily_cut.nfl]Injuries limited Carpenter to only 16 total games over his first two seasons, but he started 23 games combined over the last two seasons. The 6'4", 313-pounder began his career at tackle before switching to guard.

Veteran Willie Colon, who plays the same position as Carpenter, reportedly is not expected to return to the Jets next season. New York reportedly also tried to land free-agent guards Mike Iupati and Orlando Franklin

Free-agent signings cannot be made official until 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

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