Jets Want To Re-Sign Henry Anderson

The Jets are interested in bringing back free agent Henry Anderson, Manish Mehta of the Daily News hears. The defensive lineman’s seven sacks tied for the team lead last season, even though he played in only 59.7% of the snaps. 

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The Jets plan to meet with Anderson’s camp during Combine week, at which point they’ll discuss a new deal. Anderson earned just $1.9MM last year, so it’s safe to say he’s in line for a pay bump.

The Colts traded him to the Jets in April of last year for a seventh-round pick and he has proven to be a tremendous value for Gang Green. Anderson was a poor fit for their 3-4 scheme, but he was solid in the Jets’ 4-3 front.

The Jets probably won’t retain most of their 23 unrestricted free agents, but Anderson appears to be a priority for them. With upwards of $102MM in cap room, the Jets should have ample space to re-sign Anderson and pursue some of this year’s biggest difference makers on the open market. They may use some of that available cash to add Jaguars wide receiver Donte Moncrief, who stands out in an otherwise iffy WR class.

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