HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (April 5, 2005) -- Chris Baker, who will compete for the New York Jets ' starting tight end job, was among seven players re-signed by the team.
The Jets also signed defensive tackle Josh Evans, who missed all but one game last season with a back injury.
The 6-foot-3, 258-pound Baker, a third-round draft pick in 2002, has 34 receptions including four for touchdowns in his first three seasons and had 18 catches last season. With the departure of Anthony Becht as free agent, he is currently No. 1 on the depth chart at tight end.
Evans, a 10-year veteran, has played in 93 games with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans and the Jets. He also has served three suspensions for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, missing the entire 2000 season with Tennessee for a violation.
The Jets also re-signed linebacker Kenyatta Wright, wide receiver Jonathan Carter, guard/center Jonathan Goodwin, guard Dave Yovanovits and safety Oliver Celestin.