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Jets accelerate contract talks with Sione Pouha

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As Tuesday’s free agency period draws near, ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini reports that the Jets have “accelerated” contract talks with free agent nose tackle Sione Pouha.

Per Cimini, there are “strong indications” a long-term contract will be finalized for Pouha before the market opens.

Under the new salary cap, franchise tagging Pouha would have cost the Jets $7.96 million. The Jets passed on that opportunity, presumably because they’re confident an extension can be reached.

Pouha, who turned 33 last month, finished the 2011 season with 58 tackles, one sack, a safety, and a forced fumble.

SI.com’s Peter King recently ranked Pouha as a top-20 free agent.

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6 Responses to “Jets accelerate contract talks with Sione Pouha”
  1. jenniferxxx says: Mar 11, 2012 3:46 PM

    With all these great players … and a future Hall of Fame coach … you’d think the Jets would be playing better football.

  2. rob0527 says: Mar 11, 2012 3:58 PM

    Jets need to sign him, he is better than some people think. Great run stuffer.

  3. ampats says: Mar 11, 2012 4:10 PM

    Being that Pouha is 33 and based on Tannenbaum’s recent moves as GM , Pouha gets a guaranteed contract for five years..

  4. drewzducks says: Mar 11, 2012 4:35 PM

    jenniferxxx…gotta love your sarcasm

  5. xamrai says: Mar 11, 2012 5:34 PM

    4 more years!!!

  6. flightb0ys says: Mar 11, 2012 7:00 PM

    I say either a 2-3 yr contract should be fine.

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