Receiver Wayne Chrebet, undrafted out of college, agreed to a four-year, $11.5 million contract with the New York Jets on Monday.
Chrebet, who would have become a free agent after this season, got a $2 million signing bonus.
Three years ago, Chrebet was an undrafted free agent from Hofstra University, where the Jets hold their training camp. He impressed then-coach Rich Kotite enough to earn an invitation to training camp. Chrebet fought his way onto the team and into the lineup.
In 1995, Chrebet finished second to Joey Galloway among rookies with 66 receptions. The next season was even better, as he had 84 catches for 909 yards.
His total of 150 receptions in his first two years set an NFL mark.
Last season, Chrebet caught 58 passes for 799 yards, primarily as a third-down receiver. He moves into the starting lineup this year after Jeff Graham was traded to Philadelphia.
"I am happy I am going to be around here for the foreseeable future," said Chrebet, who turned 25 last week. "This is where I intended to stay, where my family and friends are, and where the fans have treated me super."
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