Sport New York Jets Reportedly Signing Veteran Linebacker
Falcons restructure Deion Jones' contract, free up $2.8M in cap space
For the second time this year, the Falcons turned to Deion Jones‘ contract to create cap space. Atlanta completed its latest Jones restructure Thursday, per Field Yates of ESPN.com. © Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Deion Jones' contract has been restructured yet again. This latest adjustment will give the Falcons an additional $2.8M in cap space. The Falcons’ March Jones restructure generated an extra $4M in room. Atlanta entered Thursday barely $500K under the cap, slotting in above only the Rams for space.
The New York Jets are bringing in a veteran linebacker to help out on defense.
The Jets have signed veteran linebacker B.J. Goodson, per NFL insider Tom Pelissero. They’re bringing him in on a one-year deal worth up to $2.1 million.
Goodson has played five seasons in the NFL up to this point. He’s had stops with the New York Giants, Green Bay Packers and most recently the Cleveland Browns. Last year in Cleveland, the veteran linebacker had 91 total tackles, two tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks in 14 games. He’s especially good at helping stop the run.
Rob Gronkowski's brother says Buccaneers TE will retire when Tom Brady does
Tom Brady's retirement will mark the end of not one but two Hall of Fame NFL careers. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports It seems Gronk and Brady are a package deal. Chris Gronkowski recently told TMZ Sports that his brother, Rob Gronkowski, will officially retire when Brady does. "Whatever Tom has left, I think that's what Rob has left as well," Gronkowski's brother said. "I just can't see him playing with another quarterback. It's tough to get that chemistry. It's tough to win once you lose that QB.
The Jets might insert Goodson into their starting lineup as soon as this week. New York plays the New England Patriots on Sunday.
Veteran LB B.J. Goodson is signing a one-year deal worth up to $2.1 million with the, source said. Solid upside for Goodson, who has 43 career starts and was a key leader last season on the playoff-bound .
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero)
The Jets were hit hard with the injury bug in their season opener on Sunday.
Mekhi Becton will miss the next four to six weeks because of a dislocated knee cap. Linebackers Jamien Sherwood and Blake Cashman will miss a few weeks with various injuries. Defensive back Lamarcus Joyner is out for the season and punter Braden Mann will miss four to six weeks.
Linebacker was already a position of need before Week 1. It became a necessity following injuries to Sherwood and Cashman. Goodson will play a key role for the Jets defense this season.
The Jets will try and win their first game of the season this Sunday against the New England Patriots.
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