A day after bringing him in for a visit, the Jets are signing defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (Twitter link).
The Jets have been looking for pass-rushing help all offseason, and finally found someone they felt good about. After losing out on the Khalil Mack sweepstakes, they settled for Attaochu, recently released by the 49ers.
Attaochu signed a one-year deal with San Francisco back in March, but apparently didn’t show enough to stick. While he never lived up to his draft status and has struggled with injuries at various points, he’s shown he can be a fairly productive pass-rusher when given the chance.
Back in 2015, he started 12 games for the Chargers and notched six sacks, a career high. Given the state of the Jets’ current edge rushers, it wouldn’t be surprising if Attaochu ends up playing a role right away in New York.
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