Jacoby Ford WR TEN 8 months ago

Ford will get an opportunity to become Tennessee's kick returner, The Tennessean reports.

With the Titans moving on from Leon Washington, the kick-return job opens up. Ford, who was not with a team during the regular season in 2014, averages 25 yards per return on 75 opportunities in his career. He's record six returns of longer than 40 yards and posted four touchdowns on returns. He'll compete with running backs Antonio Andrews and Dexter McCluster.

Jacoby Ford WR TEN 1 year ago

The Titans have signed Ford to a futures contract, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.

The Titans also signed fellow wideout Clyde Gates, with the duo added to bolster the team's depth at the position in advance of the 2015 season. Ford's last NFL regular season catch occurred in 2013, when he was with the Raiders.

Jacoby Ford WR TEN 1 year ago

Ford was released by the Jets on Sunday, ESPN New York reports.

Ford failed to emerge as a viable candidate to help the Jets' lackluster receiving unit and will probably now look to highlight his kickoff return ability in hopes of landing elsewhere.

Jacoby Ford WR TEN 2 years ago

ESPN New York considers Jacoby Ford the favorite for the Jets' kick return job.

Ford ran a blazing 4.22 forty at the Combine in 2010 and scored three touchdowns on returns as a rookie for the Raiders. But it's fair to wonder if the speed is still the same after battling a Lisfranc fracture and other nagging lower-body injuries. If healthy, Ford should have no problem beating out Clyde Gates and rookie Shaq Evans for the gig. He's also in the mix for No. 2 receiver duties.

Jacoby Ford WR TEN 2 years ago

Jacoby Ford sat out Wednesday's OTA with a foot injury.

It's notable because Ford missed the entire 2012 season with a Lisfranc fracture in his foot, and has been one of the most injury-prone players in the league. He's going to be in the mix for a prominent role in the Jets' wide-open receiving corps behind Eric Decker. Ford can stretch the field, but he needs to stay on it.

Jacoby Ford WR TEN 2 years ago

Jets agreed to terms with WR/KR Jacoby Ford, formerly of the Raiders.

Former Raiders owner Al Davis made Ford the No. 108 overall pick of the 2010 draft after he ran a 4.28 40-yard dash, but Ford has proven to be amongst the most injury-prone players in the league. A would-be slot receiver, the 5-foot-9, 190-pound wideout has just 57 career catches, and has missed 28 games over the past three seasons. Ford has as many lifetime lost fumbles (three) as receiving scores, and was barely utilized on returns last season. Still only 27 (in July), Ford is worth a flier, but is far from a guarantee to crack the 53-man roster.

Jacoby Ford WR TEN 2 years ago

Free agent Jacoby Ford visited the Jets on Monday.

Ford was linked to the Jets two weeks ago, but it's his first-known visit. Ford has play-making ability on offense and special teams, but is among the league's most-brittle players. Any deal will include little guaranteed money.

Jacoby Ford WR TEN 2 years ago

ESPN.com's David Newton believes the Panthers could show interest in free agent WR/KR Jacoby Ford.

Ford could be a fit in the Panthers offense as a replacement for Ted Ginn on kick returns and as a situational deep threat. He's been linked to the Jets this offseason, but has yet to draw any other interest. Ford, 26, should only require a minimum-salary deal.

Jacoby Ford WR TEN 2 years ago

The Jets are reportedly showing interest in free agent WR/KR Jacoby Ford.

There's a connection to Ford in that he played for Jets receivers coach Sanjay Lal in Oakland. Ford is an interesting prospect because he has track star speed and can also be a major asset in the return game. He'd be a nice, cheap flier for a Jets team in desperate need of playmakers.

Jacoby Ford WR TEN 2 years ago

The San Francisco Chronicle confirms free agent WR/KR Jacoby Ford will hit the open market.

The Raiders appear to have little or no interest in re-signing Ford. Ford is somewhat interesting because he's only 26 with playmaking ability on both special teams and offense. He'll be well worthy of a minimum-salary flier.