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Jonotthan Harrison re-signs with Jets

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NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at New York Jets Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Manish Mehta reports the Jets have re-signed backup center Jonotthan Harrison.

Harrison signed with the Jets a year ago and spent 2017 backing up Wesley Johnson. He saw almost all of his playing time on offense during the last two weeks of the season in place of an injured Johnson.

The results of Harrison’s playing time were not good. He was around the same in quality as Johnson. The memory people have of Harrison is him throwing a block down the field against the Chargers to help spring Bilal Powell for a touchdown. That was nice, but there is an old expression that an offensive lineman whose highlights come on blocks downfield is probably not a very effective player. For the rest of his time in the lineup, Harrison struggled to execute his assignments.

He spent the first three seasons of his career with the Colts, where he was similarly shaky.

There is no harm in bringing him to camp, but the Jets should be hoping a younger guy flashes as a potential depth lineman and bumps Harrison off the roster.