Jacoby Ford WR NYJ 4 Months

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 NYJ 5 Months

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 NYJ 7 Months

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 NYJ 9 Months

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 NYJ 9 Months

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 NYJ 9 Months

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 NYJ 9 Months

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 NYJ 10 Months

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.

Jacoby Ford WR NYJ 12 Months

Jacoby Ford is inactive for Week 17 against the Broncos.

Ford is a healthy scratch for the second straight game and likely won't be back with the Raiders as an unrestricted free agent this offseason. CB Tracy Porter (questionable, hip) is active despite being limited in practice this week. The rest of Oakland's inactives are WR Brice Butler, CB Mike Jenkins, RG Lamar Mady, C Andre Gurode, OT Menelik Watson, and DT Ricky Lumpkin.

Jacoby Ford WR NYJ Jul 18 '79

Jacoby Ford was limited to two catches for 15 yards in Week 5 against the Chargers.

Ford secured both of his targets from Terrelle Pryor and continues to be used strictly as a situational deep threat. He has just six catches for 44 yards through five weeks.