Jets sign DT Quinton Jefferson

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By: Billy Riccette

The Jets have their new veteran defensive tackle they had been looking for for a couple weeks. The team announced the signing of former Seahawks defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson.

Jefferson is coming off a very solid 2022 season in which he appeared in all 17 regular season for the Seahawks — including three starts — and posted a career-high 5.5 sacks, including 1.5 in Week 17 against the Jets. He also had a tackle for a loss in the playoffs against the 49ers.

Jefferson has 158 tackles and 20.5 sacks in 89 career games across his seven-year career that also includes stops in Buffalo and Las Vegas. He has recorded at least three sacks in each of the last five seasons.

The Jets were looking for more running mates for Quinnen Williams. The 30-year-old Jefferson helps fill the void though the team could still attack the position in the draft.

Jefferson also reunites with Solomon Thomas, who re-signed with the Jets this offseason. The two played together in Las Vegas in 2021.


Originally posted on Jets Wire

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