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Don't Call It a Comeback: Jets Sign RB Bilal Powell

Longest Tenured Jet Has Averaged 4.4 Yards Per Carry Throughout His Career


The Jets made it the reunion with Bilal Powell official today as the 30-year-old re-signed with New York's AFC representative.

Last Friday, the Green & White had Powell in for a workout at One Jets Drive. A few hours following the session, the team announced on Twitter that they had agreed to terms with Powell.

In seven games last season, Powell rushed for 343 yards and averaged 4.3 yards per carry. He also had 11 receptions including a 28-yard scoring grab against the Dolphins in Week 2 but was placed on injured reserve after suffering a neck injury against the Vikings on Oct. 21.

A fourth-round pick out of Louisville in 2011, Powell is the longest tenured Jet and will be entering his ninth training camp with the club. In franchise annals, the 5'10", 204-pounder ranks 10th, 11th, 6th, 9th and 13th in rushing yards (3,446), rushing attempts (791), rushing average (4.36), offensive touches (995) and scrimmage yards (5,013), respectively.

The Jets have a loaded backfield after adding both Le'Veon Bell and Ty Montgomery in free agency and re-signing Powell. The RB stable also includes shifty Eli McGuire and burner Trenton Cannon.

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