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http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2389547

Jets, Dyson agree to five-year, $11.5 million deal

By John Clayton

ESPN.com

 

The New York Jets beat out two of Andre Dyson's former teams -- the Tennessee Titans and the Seattle Seahawks -- and reached an agreement with the cornerbackl on a five-year, $11.5 million deal, including $3 million in signing and roster bonuses.

 

Andre Dyson

Cornerback

Seattle Seahawks

 

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2005 SEASON STATISTICS

Tot Ast Solo FF Sack Int

21 20 1 1 0 1

 

Dyson will replace Ty Law as one of the Jets' starting corners.

 

By going to the Jets, Dyson will end up making more money than he would have had he stayed with the Seahawks, who released him last month. Dyson was scheduled to make $3 million this season.

 

Dyson, 26, was drafted by the Titans, and went to the Seahawks prior to the 2005 season. Apparently, he didn't burn any ties with his former teams. Both Seattle and Tennessee were trying to talk Dyson into a lower paying contract to come back and compete for a starting job.

 

Dyson opted to make a new start with new head coach Eric Mangini and the Jets.

 

In his five years in the league, Dyson, a graduate of Utah, has 17 interceptions and 69 passes defensed.

 

John Clayton is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.

 

Not bad, I guess. He kinda sucked last year when he wasn't injured. Maybe Mangini saw somthing in him.

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