Former Flash Winters signs extension with Jets

Brian Winters holds up the Wagon Wheel with Flash, after the Kent State football team won the PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge against Akron on Nov. 3, 2013. 

Henry Palattella

Former Kent State football standout Brian Winters will receive a hefty payday from the New York Jets as he signed a four-year contract Tuesday.

Winters, a right guard, will reportedly earn $8 million a year, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. 

Winters — who starred at Kent State from 2009-2012 — never missed a game as a member of the Flashes football team. 

The Jets picked him in the third round of the 2013 draft, and he has started in 41 games for them since. 

Winters started 13 games for the Jets in 2016 before he suffered a torn rotator cuff during a game against Miami. The Jets placed him on injured reserve and he didn’t play for the remainder of the season. 

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