Jets sign veteran DL Green

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 11:38 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Jets have signed veteran DL Howard Green to a two-year contract. Green, who spent training camp with the Redskins, will provide depth to a Jets' D-line that was hit hard by the loss of NT Kris Jenkins in the season opener.

Green, a 6-3, 320-pounder, was originally a sixth-round draft pick out of LSU by the Texans. He has spent time with the Jets, Seahawks, Vikings, Saints and Ravens during his NFL career.

The way we see it

Jenkins suffered a torn ACL in his left knee on the sixth defensive play of the Week One Monday-nighter against the Ravens, forcing the Jets to add a new body to the line. Green appeared in 12 games for the Jets last year. He is expected to serve as the primary backup for Sione Pouha.

Jenkins, who tore the ACL in the same knee last season, is believed to be considering retirement again. He previously considered leaving the game this past offseason.