Jets To Sign Kevin Vickerson

The Jets have signed defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson, according to Rich Cimini of (via Twitter). The 32-year old tackle announced the signing on his Instagram account, writes Cimini.

Vickerson played 15 games with the Chiefs last season, and Cimini compares him to an older Kenrick Ellis (via Twitter).

Vickerson was only on the field for 175 snaps in 2014, logging 15 tackles and no sacks during that time. He still graded out positively against the run in limited playing time, although he lacked a pass rushing presence according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required). With Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson both doing more than their fair share in terms of getting after the quarterback, Vickerson will be able to play to his own strengths along the Jets’ defensive line.

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