The Jets have signed their third former Ravens defender, backup defensive end Marques Douglas.
Douglas, 6-foot-2, 292 pounds, provides depth along the defensive line. Last season, he had 36 tackles in 16 games with Baltimore as a key reserve - his third stint with the club. He has also played with the Buccaneers, Saints, and 49ers, and had been a starter for five consecutive seasons before last year.
The Howard University product is known as a high-motor, high-energy guy who is a good locker room presence.
This seems like a nice pickup from the depth standpoint. Douglas is actually smaller than C.J. Mosley. However, he is better against the run. The backup defensive line got blown off the ball a year ago. This also gives the Jets one defensive player on every level (line, linebacker, secondary) with experience in Rex Ryan's defense, which could help teaching the system.
This signing also clarifies roles on defense. Nobody could be sure whether Howard Green was supposed to be a backup end or nose tackle. Signing a backup end the day after the team brought in Green suggests the former Seahawk will primarily serve as a backup to Kris Jenkins. Incumbent backup nose tackle Sione Pouha could be looking for a new job soon. Maybe Shaun Rogers needs a backup in Cleveland.