Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue, who has been arrested twice for driving drunk since being drafted by the team last April, checked himself into a facility for substance abuse according to his agent.
“Dylan recognizes the seriousness of these issues and has voluntarily taken some important initial steps to deal with them,” Gary Uberstine, Donahue’s agent, said in a statement. “He is committed to this process of self-improvement, appreciates people respecting his privacy as he works to get healthy, and will address this matter publicly at an appropriate time.”
The Jets have declined to publicly comment on Donahue’s May arrest, beyond saying that it’s a pending legal matter. It’s unclear if the team was aware of the arrest before it became public on Monday. ESPN was first to report on the May DUI and that Donahue had entered treatment.
“With this deal, I get $5 million guaranteed, which is half my other contract. I get the ability to make more than I could’ve done whether I played at an All-Pro level or not in Seattle. And that’s really all that I wanted. If I play at the level I’m capable of, I feel security in the upcoming years and I feel comfortable with that. And I’m great with that.”
McCown will likely go into off-season workouts as the starting quarterback. But expect the Jets to give Bridgewater plenty of snaps during spring workouts and training camp so they can evaluate where he’s at.Bridgewater will probably have to compete with another quarterback for the backup job; the Jets are expected to use the No. 3 overall pick to select a quarterback.
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