Calvin Pace is still not ready to retire. The 35-year-old wants to continue playing and would love an opportunity to return to the Jets, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com.
At this time, it’s unclear if the feeling is mutual for the Jets. Back in May, coach Todd Bowles indicated that the door was still open for Pace to return to the team. Months later, however, there hasn’t been any word of the Jets trying to lure Pace back to the team. The Jets are also in the midst of a youth movement at linebacker. However, it should be noted that third-round rookie Jordan Jenkins is dealing with a calf injury and if the injury lingers, Gang Green could theoretically have some interest in a vet like Pace.
Pace, 36 in October, has been with the Jets since 2008 and appeared in every regular season game for them from 2011-2015. Last season, Pace recorded only three sacks and 22 total tackles for the Jets, but he is a savvy player who already knows Bowles’ playbook.
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