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Jets sign OLB Jeremiah Attaochu

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After going with only three outside linebackers on their initial 53-man roster, the Jets have signed former Chargers and 49ers edge defender Jeremiah Attaochu.

The 25-year old Attaochu, 6’3, 252, was selected out of Georgia Tech by the Chargers with the 50th overall pick in the second round of the 2014 draft. After playing only 11 games as a rookie and collecting only 2.0 sacks, Attaochu was healthy for 15 games in 2015 and racked up 6.0 sacks. He has battled continuous injuries over the past two years, playing only 12 games from 2016-17 and notching only 2.0 sacks (zero in 2017).

Attaochu spent this offseason with the 49ers. He had two tackles and one sack in the preseason.

Someone will have to be cut to make room for him.