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Jets Re-Sign Outside Linebacker Bryan Thomas To One-Year Deal

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Bryan Thomas (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Bryan Thomas (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP/CBSNewYork) — The Jets have re-signed outside linebacker Bryan Thomas, who missed most of last season with a torn left Achilles tendon, to a one-year contract.

Thomas, 32, will enter his 11th season with the Jets as their longest-tenured player after being the team’s first-round pick out of Alabama-Birmingham in 2002. He led Rex Ryan’s defense with six sacks in 2010, but was placed on injured reserve last October after getting hurt at Baltimore in Week 4.

Thomas, a solid but never flashy player during his career, became a free agent Tuesday and it was uncertain if the Jets would re-sign him.

It was the first move New York made once free agency began after re-signing nose tackle Sione Pouha on Monday and giving quarterback Mark Sanchez a contract extension Friday.

Good move to bring back Thomas, or was it time for the Jets to move on? Sound off with your comments below…

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