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QB Drew Stanton, Jets Agree in Principle

The Jets have narrowed in on one of the quarterbacks that they'll be bringing in to work with incumbent starter Mark Sanchez when the team announced that unrestricted free agent Drew Stanton, late of the Lions, has agreed in principle to a contract to join the Green & White.

Stanton (6'3", 240) was Detroit's second-round selection (43rd overall) of the 2007 draft out of Michigan State and has been a Lions backup QB since coming aboard.

He didn't play at all as a rookie and again this past season when Matt Stafford started all 17 games and Shaun Hill finished just two of those games. But in between Stanton got a handful of appearances and four starts, three coming in 2010. Also that season he filled in late for Stafford in the Jets' 23-20 overtime win at Ford Field.

For his career, Stanton has 104 completions in 187 attempts (55.6 percent) for 1,158 yards, five TDs and nine INTs for a 63.1 passer rating and a 2-2 record as a starter.

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