Ex-Lions G Stephen Peterman to visit Jets on Monday
The 31-year-old Stephen Peterman spent the past seven seasons with the Detroit Lions, who signed him following his release by the Dallas Cowboys. Stephen Peterman spent the first two years of his career with the Dallas Cowboys, who originally selected him in the third round of the 2004 NFL draft. His time in Dallas was marred by injuries as Stephen Peterman mirrors the string of unsuccessful offensive lineman selections made by the Cowboys early in the NFL draft.
It wasn’t until his second year with the Detroit Lions that Stephen Peterman emerged as a starting guard on the offensive line, starting all 13 games he played in the 2007 season. Over the past three seasons, Stephen Peterson has been completely healthy, thus being able to start all 16 games each season.
Stephen Peterman was released by the Detroit Lions in a salary cap move this offseason, despite leading all guards in the league with thirty-six quarterback hurries last season. Still it was a down season from Stephen Peterman, which leads to say that the 9-year veteran has plenty of gas left in the tank.
If all goes well in the visit as Stephen Peterman clear the physical and the New York Jets are still interest in Perteman, he is expected receive a veteran’s minimum contract by the team. Such a deal will be in true essence of New York Jets General manager John Idzik’s policy of making bargain veteran pickups during free agency.
Stephen Peterman will likely replace Brandon Moore at right guard, with former Willie Colon taking on the left guard spot. While Stephen Peterman may not make a splash free agency signing he will serve the purpose of holding down at the position until the New York Jets develop a draft pick to take over at left guard.