(NEW YORK) — After a resurgent season, the New York Jets have decided to bring back linebacker Calvin Pace as the two sides recently agreed on a two-year deal.
Pace’s deal with the Jets will pay him $5 million, and the team is banking that he can still produce at a high level.
Despite getting up there in age, the 33-year-old Pace set a career high last season with 10 sacks. He’s the oldest starter on defense for the Jets, but the team is thin at outside linebacker so his presence is still much-needed.
Pace was actually cut by the Jets prior to last season, and was unable to generate much interest in the free agent market.
Signed by the team in 2008, Pace has been a steady and productive pass rusher for the Jets after spending the first five seasons of his career with the Arizona Cardinals. In 2013, Pace helped lead the Jets to the 11th ranked defense.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN