THURSDAY, 2:01pm: Douzable’s new one-year deal with the Jets is worth $1.2MM, tweets Adam Caplan of ESPN.com.
WEDNESDAY, 1:54pm: The Jets have officially confirmed Douzable’s new deal in a press release.
1:27pm: The Jets and defensive lineman Leger Douzable have agreed to terms on a new deal, according to the veteran free agent himself. Douzable announced in a tweet to Jets fans that he was “back,” and confirmed in a text message to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com (Twitter link) that he’s signing a new contract with the team today.
Douzable, who turns 29 next month, has played on back-to-back one-year deals with the Jets, earning a little more playing time in 2014 than he did in his first season with the team in 2013. In 322 defensive snaps as a part-time contributor, the Central Florida product recorded 25 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
The Jets will be bringing Douzable back into the fold despite the fact that former head coach Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman are now in Buffalo. Since free agency began, New York has added defensive lineman Stephen Bowen and Kevin Vickerson to the roster, so it’ll be interesting to see whether Douzable gets as much playing time in 2015.
Terms of Douzable’s new deal have yet to be reported, but I’d expect another one-year pact.