POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2011
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. » The agent for offensive lineman Wayne Hunter tells the Associated Press that the former UH player has agreed to terms with the New York Jets on a four-year deal.
Agent Kenny Zuckerman says Tuesday night that "there was some other sincere interest from a few teams," but Hunter chose to remain with the Jets because "Wayne and his family love the Jets organization."
Teams can't officially sign players until Friday.
Hunter provides the Jets with depth on the offensive line, particularly at right tackle, where he filled in late last season when starter Damien Woody went down with a season-ending injury. Woody was cut before the lockout.
Hunter has played the last four seasons in New York after spending time in Seattle and Jacksonville.
The Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to terms on a three-year contract with former Baldwin High School standout JoJo Dickson. The linebacker, who played for the Idaho Vandals, was one of 24 undrafted rookie free agents to agree to terms with the Jaguars on Tuesday.
The St. Louis Rams addressed a need in the secondary, agreeing to terms on a four-year deal with free agent safety Quintin Mikell.
The 30-year-old Mikell led the Philadelphia Eagles in tackles last year along with three interceptions and made the 2009 Pro Bowl.
The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms with three veteran free agents, linebacker Takeo Spikes, tackle Jeromey Clary and tight end Randy McMichael.
Spikes' deal is for three years, Clary's is for four years and McMichael got a one-year deal.
Safety Bob Sanders previously agreed to a one-year contract.
With the NFL lockout over, fans seem ready to forgive and begin filling up stadiums.
Ticketmaster said Tuesday that sales on its NFL Ticket Exchange were up 332 percent Monday from the day before. They were up 294 percent from the previous Monday.