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New York Jets re-sign Jermaine Cunningham to one-year deal

Nov 11, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots defensive end Jermaine Cunningham (96) celebrates a fumble recovery with defensive end Chandler Jones (95) during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

As teams begin to prepare for the offseason and lock up impending free agents before they hit the open market, we will be hearing numerous announcements of players being re-signed to their current team.

The New York Jets are one of the franchises that has decided to act quickly, and they have done so by locking up back up outside linebacker Jermaine Cunningham to a deal before he was set to become an unrestricted free agent.

According to NFLPA records, the Jets signed Cunningham to a one-year deal that has a base salary of $730,000.

The Jets also re-signed back up quarterback Matt Simms.

Cunningham is a former second-round pick of the New England Patriots. He played in just one game for the Jets in 2013 and failed to record a tackle.

Topics: Jermaine Cunningham, New York Jets

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  • Paul Newbold

    Those two signing give you a snapshot of the Jets needs at both positions. Pace had an outstanding year, benefiting immensely from the D line’s development to record 10 sacks. His coverage skills and his age are begging the Jets to replace him with youth and speed. Simms had a strong year for what he is. At best he’s a strong third stringer, and little competition for whom ever the Jets envision starting next season.

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