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Antwan Barnes heading to the Jets

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While it doesn’t match the pace with which guys were leaving the Jets, they’re starting to make some solid additions.

Chargers outside linebacker Antwan Barnes just tweeted out word that he was going to join the Jets.

He gives them a solid option on passing downs, as he had 11.0 sacks in 2011 for the Chargers, though he dipped to 3.0 last year.

Originally a fourth-round pick of the Ravens, he has ties to both coach Rex Ryan and new defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman.

UPDATE 2:10 p.m. ET: OK, this is terrific. Barnes apparently jumped the gun on his own signing. Stay tuned.

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29 Responses to “Antwan Barnes heading to the Jets”
  1. scoops1 says: Mar 18, 2013 2:08 PM

    Does it really matter at this point

  2. revischrist16 says: Mar 18, 2013 2:10 PM

    Another good signing.
    Garrard is an upgrade over Sanchez.
    Goodson is an upgrade over Greene.
    Colon is an upgrade over Slauson.
    Barnes is an upgrade over Pace or Thomas.

  3. humbleminded85 says: Mar 18, 2013 2:12 PM

    Twitter should have a slogan along the lines of “Twitter… where illiteracy is welcomed and endorsed since 2008″

  4. ajm323 says: Mar 18, 2013 2:13 PM

    i like it. defense is the only thing to hang your hat on as a jets fan even without revis

  5. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Mar 18, 2013 2:13 PM

    I like the pick-ups that Idzik is getting off of the “clearance rack”.
    Good, shrewd signings…so far.

  6. jolink653 says: Mar 18, 2013 2:15 PM

    So the Jets just signed someone who can’t even spell their GM’s name correctly…I’d say they’re heading in the right direction

  7. dlk47823 says: Mar 18, 2013 2:21 PM

    I love the way you talk about all the Jets who are “leaving”. The majority of them were older, overpaid players past their prime. Most of them were shown the door.

  8. beauregard says: Mar 18, 2013 2:24 PM

    Chargers are going to miss this guy.

  9. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 18, 2013 2:25 PM

    On the bright side he’s getting paid.

    On the downside he’s a Jet and joining the black hole of suck.

    “revischrist16 says:
    Mar 18, 2013 2:10 PM
    Garrard is an upgrade over Sanchez.”

    Really ? You think the Pillsbury Dough Boy is going to do better than Sanchez ? Good luck with that one.

  10. operwapitsai says: Mar 18, 2013 2:28 PM

    @vikes42???? was he ever in purple?

  11. jetstizzi85 says: Mar 18, 2013 2:28 PM

    I like this signing. Idzik continues to impress as the new GM

  12. operwapitsai says: Mar 18, 2013 2:29 PM

    or maybe a sharper fan

  13. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 18, 2013 2:30 PM

    jets fans ask-can he throw

  14. ampats says: Mar 18, 2013 2:48 PM

    Oops. Only on the Jets !

  15. 480volt says: Mar 18, 2013 2:55 PM

    It’s just another clown joining the circus……hahahaha

  16. rocketcrab says: Mar 18, 2013 2:58 PM

    Reunited with his former Defensive Coordinator, Rex Ryan.

  17. lrjets says: Mar 18, 2013 3:16 PM

    480volt says:Mar 18, 2013 2:55 PM

    It’s just another clown joining the circus……hahahaha

    Did you make that one up by yourself? Come on you can fess up.
    And, did you actually laugh out loud in your lonely basement?

  18. ccnynj says: Mar 18, 2013 3:18 PM

    Vikes comes from his HS. A pass rush of Wilkerson, Coples and Barnes is not that bad.

  19. lrjets says: Mar 18, 2013 3:22 PM

    ampats says:Mar 18, 2013 2:48 PM

    Oops. Only on the Jets !

    Oops. Only on the Jets section.

    Don’t you feel stupid runnng over here by now? We Jets fans don’t run like a 7 year old to your board.
    You have to find something else besides this and picking at your acne.

  20. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 18, 2013 3:25 PM

    Well, at least he gave Idzik an extra vowel instead of an extra consonant in his name.

  21. hawkmojo says: Mar 18, 2013 3:27 PM

    480volt,
    Idzik is gonna treat you guys right. He will build what your dumbA$$ coach cannot. This guy is a good signing and will help you win games that you thought unwinable.
    When the roachcoach gets fired next year you will get a good coach and then you will be on your way to a MUCH better season.

  22. hawkmojo says: Mar 18, 2013 3:30 PM

    Antwan,
    Good on ya my man!! hang in there for atleast two years. Gonna take that long but you will be rewarded.

  23. ItIsWhatitis says: Mar 18, 2013 3:47 PM

    “hawkmojo says:Mar 18, 2013 3:30 PM

    Antwan,
    Good on ya my man!! hang in there for atleast two years. Gonna take that long but you will be rewarded.”

    Two years? You need a come-to-jesus talk with yourself young man.

  24. cletusvandam says: Mar 18, 2013 3:59 PM

    Wait, how do you jump the gun or your own signing? lol
    Imagine if Irsay and this guy shared a twitter account!

  25. dynaco says: Mar 18, 2013 6:11 PM

    The Wizard of Id rocks!!!

  26. multiplemiggs says: Mar 19, 2013 8:14 AM

    Rex is gonna have the last laugh

  27. lrjets says: Mar 19, 2013 10:46 AM

    Cannot understand how folks here give thumbs down to Idzik this early??

    With the mess he was left with, and the short time he’s been on the job, please explain how he could have done better?

    I don’t care who was named GM, at best they be tied with Idzik’s performance thus far.

    Hard to spin gold from straw, and Rumpelstilskin is gone.

  28. richmondbolt says: Mar 19, 2013 11:23 AM

    Barnes is the absolute definition of a one-trick-pony. He gets absolutely mauled in the running game, and couldn’t cover me in the flat. Granted I’m really, really fast, guys. Saying that, he is good on obvious passing downs, and that’s about it. Good sign, if he came cheap.

  29. natelan69 says: Mar 19, 2013 7:51 PM

    This would be an insurmountable loss for the Chargers…

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