Jets Ink Free Agents LB Kevin Minter and WR Charles Johnson

The Jets continued to stay active in free agency with the addition of veteran inside linebacker Kevin Minter and wide receiver Charles Johnson.

Minter has familiarity with Jets head coach Todd Bowles as the former started his career in Arizona and appeared in 28 games in 2013-14 when the latter was the Cardinals’ defensive coordinator. A second-round pick of the Cardinals in the 2013 NFL Draft, the LSU product has played in 70 contests and made 44 starts in five pro seasons.

Johnson, who inked a deal with Carolina last March, was waived/injured by the Panthers on July 25, 2017 after undergoing surgery on his right knee.

In three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings from 2014-16, the 6’2”, 217-pound Johnson totaled 60 receptions for 834 yards while averaging 13.9 yards a catch. Johnson led Vikings wideouts with a 15.3 yards-per-catch average during the 2014 campaign.

Originally a seventh-round pick of the Green Bay Packers in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Grand Valley State product spent the preseason with the Packers before joining the Pack’s practice squad and eventually was signed to Cleveland’s 53-man roster in Octobe

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