Oct 13, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets linebacker Garrett McIntyre (50) celebrates his sack of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency: New York Jets re-sign Garrett McIntyre

Although they have missed out on a few of their targets, the New York Jets have had a big offseason that has been highly publicized.

The offseason was obviously headlined by a couple of skill players in former Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick and Denver Broncos’ wide receiver Eric Decker, who appeared to be their top target as free agency opened.

Now, the Jets appear to be the favorite to land running back Chris Johnson, who was released by the Tennessee Titans earlier this week.

On Wednesday, however, they turned their attention elsewhere, bringing back one of their own.

According to Eric Allen of the official website of the Jets, the team has agreed to a deal with outside linebacker Garrett McIntyre.


McIntyre went undrafted in 2006 and wound up making his pro football debut for the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League in 2008. In 2009, he joined the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football League.

In 2011, he made his debut for the Jets.

Last season, he had 19 tackles and 2.0 sacks in 13 games.

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  • Paul Newbold

    This might be the best signing for the Jets all off season, Garret has made a solid player for the Jets since joining the team, he’s done everything the Jets have asked him to, and has done well. Good to hve him back and under contract!