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2012 NFL Free Agency: New York Jets and Sione Pouha Agree to Three Year Contract

The Jets and Sione Pouha have reached terms on a three year contract.

Nose tackle Sione Pouha has agreed to a three-year deal with the Jets, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. That person requested anonymity because the team has not announced it yet.

This locks up the best free agent the Jets had. Three years feels like the right length. It buys Kenrick Ellis some time to develop at his own pace. The terms of the deal have not been released yet, but as long as the money is not crazy, this was a sound move. Nose tackle is an extremely important position, and Pouha plays it extremely well.

Sione might be 33, but there is minimal risk to this move. Nose tackles age relatively well because their position is based more on brute strength, which is relatively easy to maintain with age, than athleticism, which is not. Pouha also did not enter the league until he was 26 and did not become a regular player until he was 30 so there is not much mileage on him.

Now the Jets can turn their attention outside when free agency begins tomorrow to try and fill their holes.