New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris will not walk in free agency, as he has been re-signed by the Jets.
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The Jets have given Harris a three-year contract worth $21.5 million with $15 million guaranteed in the first two years.
They have had a busy day as they have also acquired wide receiver Brandon Marshall in a trade.
Harris is 31 years old and has spent all eight seasons of his career with the Jets. He has registered 124 tackles in each of the past two seasons while coming up with six sacks in 2014.
The Jets possessed one of the league’s elite run defenses in 2014, and Harris has posted consistent numbers throughout his career.
He has also played all 16 games in every season of his career with the exception of 2008, where he missed five games.
Durability and veteran experience will be a valuable asset to the Jets defense, but they will still need to bolster their pass defense.
It has not been the same since cornerback Darrelle Revis was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before helping lead the New England Patriots to a Super Bowl victory.
The Jets are expected to heavily pursue Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell in free agency.