"Out the Door", or "Back for More": DL Edition

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Aug 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Jets defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis (93) along the sidelines during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jets 28-10. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

KENRICK ELLIS: He may have had some legal troubles in the past that he had to take care of, but he has been well behaved since he entered the league in 2011. In 12 games he was active for, he recorded 18 tackles, including 3 tackles in the final game of the 2012 year. He played especially well in the game early against Houston, recording 6 tackles that night at MetLife stadium. He is still young, and counts less than $500,000 against the salary cap. Kenrick Ellis will definitely be………

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DAMON HARRISON: Here is another guy that is a fan favorite, especially with fans that interact on Twitter. #TeamHarrison is a huge group, and Damon, known as @BigDame900, has a great following, and communicates regularly with his fans. After joining the Jets in 2012 as an undrafted free agent from William and Penn, he began the year on the practice squad. However, he didn’t lose his focus and earned his way on the active roster, active for 5 games last year. At 6’4″ 350 pounds, he is the perfect build for a defensive tackle. He is young, a hard worker, and makes nowhere near enough money to be a salary cap concern. Damon Harrison will be…..

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SIONE PO’UHA: Sione is another one who, like Mike DeVito, who has worked hard and carved out quite a nice career with the Jets. For his career, he has recorded 263 tackles and 4.5 sacks, to go along with 11 passes defended and a forced fumble. He has been a mainstay on the Jets defensive line since the Herman Edwards days. However, he couldn’t get past the injury bug this past year, only being active for 12 games and starting in 10 of them. He developed a back problem that wouldn’t go away, and limited Sione’s production to a mere 29 tackles. At 33 years old, it may just be time to turn the tables. His cap hit would be a bit over $2 million is he were released, but it still will be something to consider, and I believe something that ultimately will happen. I believe Sione will be……….

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