The Jets, who have been searching for a blocking tight end, have signed veteran Ben Hartsock, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. He spoke on the condition of anonymity because he's not authorized to announce the deal.
Hartsock, a sixth-year pro, signed a one-year deal worth $1.2 million and appears to figure prominently into the Jets' plans. He spent the last season with the Falcons and was recently released. The Jets were among more than a half dozen teams to show interest in him.