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Jets bring back Calvin Pace

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The Jets sent Calvin Pace packing as part of their spring salary cap cleaning. But now that he’s cheaper, he’s back.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Jets have agreed to bring Pace back on a one-year deal.

While the 32-year-old Pace has declined (he has 13 sacks the last three seasons), he’s a familiar part.

They should still be looking to draft more pass-rush help, but until they do, he gives them the benefit of a body to pencil into the lineup opposite Antwan Barnes. At this point, that’s all he is.

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9 Responses to “Jets bring back Calvin Pace”
  1. areyoudue says: Apr 16, 2013 10:14 AM

    Once again you disparage a player you have no idea about. Pace is still a serviceable OLB, setting the edge and being productive against the run, he just wasn’t worth the 11 million dollar cap charge if they had retained him at the original contract. The team will definitely be bringing in youth to the LB position but having a crafty veteran at a minimal cost is a smart move.

  2. jetsheartache says: Apr 16, 2013 10:24 AM

    happy to see Calvin back on the squad! Defiantly still a serviceable player, and should provide some good veteran awareness and knowledge for any rookies that should be coming in this year.

  3. nghtrder169 says: Apr 16, 2013 10:37 AM

    areyoudue is right – solid cheap move

  4. peanutele24 says: Apr 16, 2013 11:19 AM

    Lets go jets!!!

  5. mec693 says: Apr 16, 2013 12:44 PM

    Jets continue to make cheap cost-effective moves.. loving this offseason

  6. jetstizzi85 says: Apr 16, 2013 1:12 PM

    Idzik is already showing the fan base what he can do. Love it!

  7. dynaco says: Apr 16, 2013 1:16 PM

    Pace is still a beast. Go back to last years Chargers game. Sent that dude into early retirement.

  8. peepeetoucher says: Apr 16, 2013 2:35 PM

    I wouldn’t call him a beast but def worth a vet min to bring him back. You just don’t wan’t him to have to drop n cover ANYONE ever. Solid cheap vet signing though.

  9. winninitall says: Apr 17, 2013 1:10 AM

    Still love that preseason hit on Eli that caused Eli to get stitches.

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