Journeyman defensive tackle Howard Green, who spent the past two seasons in Seattle, has agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Jets. Green was a regular in Seattle’s tackle rotation last season, totaling 21 tackles and a sack. His size (6’2″, 320 pounds) was welcome on a defensive line lacking bulk, but he became expendable when Seattle signed Colin Cole a few weeks ago.
Green, a sixth round pick in 2002 out of LSU, joined the Seahawks in 2007 after a two-season hiatus from the league. He was previously on the Saint’s roster, where he started 12 games in 2004, and also spent time in Houston and Baltimore (with Rex Ryan). In New York, Green is projected as a backup nose tackle whose primary role will be to spell starter Kris Jenkins. In some formations, Green will play nose and Jenkins will slide over to end.