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Whoa...where did that come from?

Desperately needing depth and veteran leadership on the defensive line, the Jets today signed free-agent defensive tackle Chester McGlockton, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.

McGlockton, 33, has started at least 15 games in nine of his 11 seasons with the Raiders, Chiefs and Broncos. He was released by Denver in a salary cap-related move in February after two effective seasons including 106 tackles and 3.5 sacks. The Jets will announce the signing in a 3:30 p.m. conference call with reporters today.

McGlockton will be more than an ample replacement for starting defensive tackle Josh Evans, who has been suspended indefinitely for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The signing of an established veteran like McGlockton raises the question as to whether the Jets will release Evans or keep him on the roster in hopes that he is reinstated at some point this season.

Signing McGlockton eases the pressure somewhat on first-round defensive tackle Dewayne Robertson, who had been expected to assume a starting role immediately upon Evans' suspension. The signing also ratchets up pressure on Robertson to agree to a contract and get into camp by Sunday's reporting deadline.

http://www.newsday.com/sports/football/

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Jbooma-here we go. Third paragraph down..

http://espn.go.com/nfl/columns/clayton_john/1580990.html

Veteran departs Denver for Jets' one-year deal

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By John Clayton

ESPN.com

Desperate for help at defensive tackle, the New York Jets signed former Broncos defensive tackle Chester McGlockton to a one-year, $780,000 contract.

The deal included a $25,000 signing bonus.

Defensive tackle Josh Evans' indefinite drug suspension and the likely holdout of first-round draft choice Dewayne Robertson created the Jets' serious need for a veteran tackle.

McGlockton had been talking to a couple of teams, but he became interested in the Jets because of the persistence of general manager Terry Bradway, who knew McGlockton when he worked for the Chiefs at the time McGlockton started on Kansas City's line.

An 11-year veteran, McGlockton has a renewed desire to play. He considered retiring to run his fast food franchises in the Denver area, but a coaching internship for NFL Europe reminded him how much he loves the NFL. He even talked to the Jets about a possible coaching position in the future.

John Clayton is a senior writer for ESPN.com.

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Originally posted by Posse81

Jbooma-here we go. Third paragraph down..

He considered retiring to run his fast food franchises in the Denver area, but a coaching internship for NFL Europe reminded him how much he loves the NFL.

If he was close to retiring I am curious what kind of shape he is in. Oh well, don't know if this is good or bad for the jets.

:jetssuck:

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Finally some positive news - whew!

I wouldn't trust McGlockton as a 16-game starter on a thin DL. But given the Jets' rotation and expected return of Evans mid-season, this could be just what the Dr. ordered. He's a quality 340 pound run-stuffing nose tackle to pair with our 3-technique. Plus, once you factor in the vet exemption and Rule of 51, he's only about a $100K hit on available space. It also doesn't hurt that Robertson's agent just lost himself some leverage.

Time to update Death Row. :asta:

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It's a good signing for the Jets. It provides a solid vet to tutor Robertson along and protect against a lengthy holdout. He's still good enough to make some plays if not good enough to be an every down player. Certainly strengthens their rotation considerably.

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