Jets keep Bryan Thomas

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Linebacker Bryan Thomas joined the league as a first-round pick 10 years ago, making him the longest-tenured member of the team.  And he’ll continue to hold that title.

The Jets announced Tuesday night that Thomas and the team have reached an agreement in principle.

“Bryan has meant a lot to this organization over his 10 seasons and we are excited he will continue his career here” G.M. Mike Tannenbaum said.  “He is a versatile defender who is adept as a pass rusher and against the run. He understands the defense, allowing him to play a variety of roles for us.”

Durable for most of his career, Thomas tore an Achilles’ tendon in 2011 in the fourth game.