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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