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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.

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4 Responses to “Jets keep Bryan Thomas”
  1. percell1 says: Mar 13, 2012 7:08 PM

    Big deal, he is getting long in the tooth.

  2. IainRWB says: Mar 13, 2012 7:48 PM

    Jets fans will never forgive him for not being Ed Reed.

  3. kenny1976 says: Mar 13, 2012 7:50 PM

    sure arent getting any quicker at the lb position this off season so far Rex.Need to go younger and quicker.

  4. livxsiv says: Mar 13, 2012 8:09 PM

    Solid starter that still has a few years left.

    It gives the Jets the opportunity to see if they can get the same production out of Maybin over the course of the season, that they got out of six games or so.

    He’s no Hall of Famer, but he certainly won’t be a liability. This just might give the Jets a chance to develop some young talent, or Free Agents the opportunity to learn the defense.

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