New York Jets sign Utah OLB Trevor Reilly
Published: May 14, 2014 06:56PM
Updated: May 14, 2014 06:55PM
BYU quarterback Jake Heaps (9) fumbles the football as he is hit by Utah linebacker Trevor Reilly (49) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo. (AP Photo/Colin E Braley)


The New York Jets announced Wednesday that they signed Utah OLB Trevor Reilly, a seventh-round pick.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>We have signed our 7th round draft pick, LB Trevor Reilly- <a href=””></a> <a href=””></a></p>— New York Jets (@nyjets) <a href=””>May 14, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Reilly, 26, may have fallen in the draft because of his age and injury history, but he told reporters in a conference call Saturday that he was “happy to be a Jet.”

It was a long offseason for the multi-position Utah standout, who fell from the first round on some draft boards in October despite not sustaining any major injuries since then.

The Jets declined to release details of the contract. ESPN reports that it was a four-year deal for about $2.3 million.


— Matthew Piper

Twitter: @matthew_piper