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Drew Stanton agrees to be Sanchez's backup

Detroit Lions quarterback Drew Stanton (5) fires a

Detroit Lions quarterback Drew Stanton (5) fires a first-half pass as he is pressured by Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Frank Okam (98) during an NFL football game. (Dec. 19, 2010) Credit: AP

After staying mostly on the sidelines through the first three days of free agency, the Jets finally made a move on Friday, agreeing to terms with quarterback Drew Stanton.

Stanton's deal is a one-year pact worth reportedly $1.25 million, and he'll serve as Mark Sanchez's primary backup -- a job that was held by Mark Brunell the past three seasons. Stanton spent his entire four-year career with the Lions and didn't see any action in 2011 since starter Matthew Stafford remained healthy.

But Stanton appeared in six games in 2010, starting three, and completed 69 of 119 attempts for 780 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions.

Stanton wrote on his Twitter account: "Thank U 2 everyone @DetroitLionsNFL, it's been a great 5 yrs! I'm looking forward to being a @nyjets."

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