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.