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Jets agree to 4-year deal with 1st-rounder Darron Lee

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed first-round draft pick Darron Lee to a four-year contract worth $10.2 million that is fully guaranteed.

Lee arrived at the team's facility a few hours after players reported for physicals, and the team announced the deal Wednesday night. The linebacker will likely participate in the Jets' first training camp practice on Thursday.

Lee was the 20th overall pick out of Ohio State is expected to have a big role as a rookie in coach Todd Bowles' defense. Because of his speed and athleticism, he'll likely be used as a hybrid linebacker who can play in different spots.

While the amount of money is slotted for draft picks, the hang-up on the deal was the default language in the guarantees the Jets were looking for and the guaranteed percentage Lee's representatives wanted.

Lee ended up getting the full four years guaranteed, as desired, but New York can recoup some of that money if the linebacker is cut at any point for non-football reasons.


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