The New York Jets finally filled their need at tight end.

The Jets acquired former BYU tight end Doug Jolley from Oakland on Thursday in exchange for their first-round pick in Saturday's NFL draft. The deal, agreed upon Wednesday night, was completed when Jolley passed his physical Thursday morning. Oakland gets the 26th overall selection, moving back into the first round after trading the seventh overall pick to Minnesota for Randy Moss in March.

New York also gets a second-round (47th overall) and two sixth-round picks (182, 185) from Oakland, while the Raiders get a seventh-round selection.

"This is a guy we have liked for a long time and feel he can add something to the tight end position," Jets general manager Terry Bradway said.

Jolley, a second-round pick out of BYU in 2002, had 27 catches for 313 yards and two touchdowns last season. In 47 career games, Jolley has 90 catches for 972 yards and five scores. Oakland has been busy in the days leading up to the draft. On Tuesday, the Raiders sent cornerback Phillip Buchanon to the Houston Texans for two draft picks.

The Jets spent most of the offseason going after a tight end after losing starter Anthony Becht as a free agent. Chris Baker was the only player on the roster with any significant game experience at the position.

They went after restricted free agent Jeb Putzier last month, but the Denver Broncos matched the Jets' offer, agreeing to pay $12.5 million to keep him for the next five seasons.

Bradway seemed unconvinced about the tight ends available in the draft, including Virginia's Heath Miller, the top prospect at the position. But because new offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger uses sets with two tight ends, getting more bodies was a priority.

Now, the Jets won't have a first-round pick for the first time since 1999, when their selection went to New England as compensation for hiring coach Bill Parcells.

"We didn't feel like for this draft the value was going to be there at 26," Bradway said. "We felt it was more of a second-round draft. We think Heath Miller is a fine player but we like Doug Jolley more. That's why it's an easy one."

In the Buchanon deal, the Raiders got Houston's 47th overall pick in the second round, then gave that pick to the Jets, and a third-round selection.

Oakland finished 5-11 last season. The team is just 9-23 over the past two seasons for the worst two-year record since Al Davis arrived in 1963 to coach and eventually own the Raiders.

Jolley was unhappy with his playing time in Oakland, saying coach Norv Turner seemed to shift the focus more toward the receivers toward the end of the season.

"As the season wore on, he wasn't getting me the ball like he told me he was going to," Jolley said. "I don't know what the reason was. In the last part he was using me more in pass protection. I think he just wanted to go downfield to guys like Jerry Porter more often."

SEATTLE ADDS PATHON: The Seattle Seahawks signed veteran receiver Jerome Pathon on Thursday, adding depth at the position less than a month after adding another veteran, Joe Jurevicius. Pathon, a former University of Washington standout, has 3,335 career yards receiving with 15 touchdowns. He spent the past three seasons with New Orleans, making 33 starts with 121 receptions for 1,682 yards and nine TDs.

JAGUARS RE-SIGN GARRARD, AYODELE: The Jacksonville Jaguars signed backup quarterback David Garrard to a contract extension Thursday and re-signed restricted free agent linebacker Akin Ayodele to a tender offer.

Garrard played in four games and started two last season when starter Byron Leftwich was sidelined with a sprained knee ligament. Garrard went 1-1 and finished the year with 374 yards passing and two touchdowns. He also rushed 12 times for 76 yards and a score.

LIONS SIGN KOSIER, RELEASE JOYCE: The Detroit Lions have signed restricted free agent tackle Kyle Kosier to a one-year deal and released offensive lineman Matt Joyce.

Kosier signed an offer sheet with the Lions on April 13, the team said Thursday.

San Francisco, which took Kosier in the seventh-round of the 2002 NFL draft, declined to match the offer and will be compensated with Detroit's seventh-round pick this weekend.

Kosier, who started 28 games the past two seasons, will compete with Kelly Butler and Victor Rogers to be Detroit's starting right tackle.

Joyce completed his 10th season in 2004, playing 12 games and starting three at left guard for Detroit. He signed with the Lions on April 26, 2001 and played in 69 games with 27 starts over four seasons.

SHARPER SIGNS WITH THE SEAHAWKS: Linebacker Jamie Sharper officially became a member of the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, signing a five-year, $17.5 million deal that includes a $1.5 million signing bonus.

Sharper was released by the Houston Texans on April 1.

The deal was agreed upon last week, but Sharper said he'd been moving some items out of Houston, delaying the signing.

Sharper's signing helps fill a major void in Seattle's defense, which ranked 26th in the NFL last season and is undergoing a makeover.

TEXANS WELCOME "SHOWTIME" TO TOWN: "Showtime" flopped in Oakland, and the Texans hope Phillip Buchanon's act will go over better in Houston.

The Texans acquired the disgruntled cornerback on Thursday in exchange for second- and third-round picks in Saturday's NFL draft. Buchanon passed his physical Wednesday, and the NFL approved the trade Thursday.