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.