Competition for Dearth - Serby reacts
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Posted May 19, 2008

The New York Jets have signed free agent LS Nick Jarvis.

Jarvis (6-3, 271/Wake Forest/Lexington, NC) filled the long snapper role for four seasons at Wake Forest and played in the Hula Bowl and the East-West Shrine Game. A high school quarterback and tight end, Jarvis was a two-time all-conference performer at North Davidson High School where he threw for 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior signal-caller.

What does this mean for the future of current long-snapper James Dearth?

"Poor Jarvis - this is akin to the Patriots drafting a quarterback to challenge Tom Brady this season," said New York Post columnist Steve Serby. "Or it like the Lakers drafting a shooting guard to replace Kobe Bryant. If Jarvis is smart, he will be a sponge and absorb everything he can at the feet of the long-snapping master so he has a chance to hook on with another team."

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