Dom Cosentino reports the Jets and linebacker Erin Henderson have agreed to terms on a contract.
Erin Henderson, whose playing time increased as last season wore on, has agreed to re-sign with the Jets on a two-year contract worth up to $5 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
The deal includes a guarantee of $750,000. It has a base value of $3.1 million, with incentives that can bring its total value to $5 million, the person added.
Henderson had been on the market for weeks. The Jets were reportedly competing with the Raiders for his services among other teams. His signing fills the void the team had looking for a starter next to David Harris.
After sitting out 2014, Henderson got his career back on track playing mainly a reserve role for the Jets in 2015. His role increased near the end of the year, and he was effective. This seems like a deal that fills a hole at a cheap price.