After Jets linebacker Calvin Pace went down with an injury, the Jets considered signing free-agent Adalius Thomas.
But they opted to wait, given that any vested veteran who is on a team’s roster when the season begins will be entitled to receive his full salary if he’s later cut. After Week One, the rule changes.
The Jets apparently remain interested in Thomas. Per a league source, he visited the team on Monday.
Upon conclusion of Monday night’s game, the Jets can sign Thomas and any other vested veteran without guaranteeing his salary for the balance of the year. Coincidentally, the Jets host Thomas’ former team — the Patriots — on Sunday.