Offensive lineman James Brewer, an unrestricted free agent who spent the last four seasons with the Giants, signed with the Jets on Thursday, one day after his visit to One Jets Drive, Dom Cosentino of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
A league source confirmed a New York Post report that said the deal was for one year, though the financial terms were not disclosed.
The Giants had drafted Brewer out of Indiana in the 2011 fourth round. He played in only 26 games and made just starts, and can play both guard and tackle, which means he’s got versatility, depending on how the Jets plan to use him.
Brewer seems to fit the Jets in a backup role. Six of his starts with the Giants came at left guard, one at right guard, and one as a second tight end.