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Potential Jets: Trent Cole

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The Philadelphia Eagles have officially released Trent Cole. They're doing so because of his salary cap number, and they're saving $8 million in the process. As stated by BleedingGreenNation:

Cole was originally drafted by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played in 155 games for the Eagles while starting 145 of them. He recorded 85.5 sacks, 436 tackles, and 19 forced fumbles, and one defensive touchdown in his 10-year career.

Cole had 6.5 sacks this year, after eight the previous year. He also had three forced fumbles. What do you think about signing Cole? He would make a better edge rusher than Jason Babin, and could likely play outside linebacker better than Calvin Pace. He also has experience with Todd Bowles, who is his former coordinator. Assuming his contract demands are within reason, let's say $5-6 mil per year, I think it's worth it to bring him aboard. What do you think?