Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) drops back to pass as New York Jets outside linebacker Calvin Pace (97) rushes and tight end Lee Smith (85) blocks during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 28-9. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets Re-Sign LB Calvin Pace

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Ummm…..are we supposed to say welcome home now?

It was reported by our buddy Jake Steinberg a few days ago that it was imminent, but this morning, Adam Schefter has reported that it is a done deal. The Jets have brought back outside linebacker Calvin Pace on a one year contract. No financials on the deal were available at timing of this post.

This is a guy that everyone was thrilled to see released, and I don’t think many will be happy to see him return. He showed his age with flying colors last season, with only 3 sacks and 55 tackles, despite the fact that Calvin started all 16 regular season games.

However, at a minimum salary, he could at the very least, be a serviceable mentor for whomever wins the job at OLB. Also, when you look at guys like Mingo, you see a guy that may not be ready to play all 3 downs. Dion Jordan seems to be ready to play every down, but the other candidates might not be.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a veteran of the defense around to show the ropes to the new guys?

Just a thought.

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