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Pryce to play passing downs

Posted by Chris Brown on September 30, 2010 – 3:15 pm

The NY Jets swiped up free agent DE Trevor Pryce a day after he was released by the Ravens and they full intend to use him on Sunday.

According to the Daily News, Pryce will be used on passing downs, which makes sense knowing he’s a better pass rusher than run defender.

A 14-year vet at age 35, some wonder if Pryce still has anything left in the tank to make an impact. Former Ravens and now current Jets teammate Bart Scott, had an answer to that question.

“He’s got more juice than Tropicana,” Scott told the Daily News.


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DL Edwards on Pryce

Posted by Chris Brown on September 30, 2010 – 11:39 am

With the Jets signing veteran DE Trevor Pryce away from Baltimore, Bills DE Dwan Edwards will be seeing a good friend of his this Sunday and a former teammate.

“He just texted me and said, ‘I’ll see you this weekend,'” Edwards told Buffalobills.com.

Pryce was a free agent after he was released by the Ravens, who had to do some roster shuffling to sign safety Ken Hamlin. Their intent all along was to re-sign Pryce next week, but the Jets swooped in and signed him.

Edwards believes that Pryce will be able to step right into the Jets defense and play for them this weekend having played under Rex Ryan in Baltimore when he was the Ravens DL coach and later defensive coordinator.

“Yeah he should be able to play in Rex’s system right away,” said Edwards. “He’s a good pass rusher and can do some things in that 3-4.”


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Jets add veteran DE

Posted by Chris Brown on September 30, 2010 – 11:05 am

The Jets were short on defensive linemen, so once New York head coach Rex Ryan spotted a former player of his on the free agent market, he snatched him up.

New York signed DE Trevor Pryce on Thursday, a day after he was released by the Ravens. That according to ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini.

The Ravens fully intended to re-sign Pryce, knowing his salary was guaranteed this year anyway, but had to do some roster juggling to add veteran safety Ken Hamlin earlier this week. But the Jets swooped in and signed him.

The best part of this deal for the Jets is they probably got him on the cheap, since Pryce knew the Ravens still have to pay him his $2 million salary since he was on their roster after Week 1 (vested veterans salaries are guaranteed for the year if they’re on the roster after Week 1 of the regular season).

Pryce played under Ryan when the Jets head coach was the defensive line coach and then the defensive coordinator in Baltimore. The 13-year vet had 90 career sacks coming into this season and knows Ryan’s defense like the back of his hand so he should be able to hit the ground running.


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