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Jets Lose Another Free Agent: Matt Slauson Signs with the Bears

By Alan Schechter

Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets guard Matt Slauson (68) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 28-9. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Well, the Jets are certainly bound to get a heck of a lot of compensatory draft picks, aren’t they?

This afternoon, we have learned from the New York Post’s Brian Costello via Twitter that guard Matt Slauson has signed a one year deal to join the Chicago Bears.

No real surprise here, there was no real expectation that Slauson would be back in 2013.  If you recall, the Jets had him take a pay cut once, and then began phasing him out of the lineup by platooning him with Vladimir Ducasse in 2012.

He, like Mike DeVito, was another player that was a hard worker that played beyond his ability, endearing him with the Jets fan base, and he will be missed by the team.  With Slauson gone, that makes 6 of Rex Ryan’s starts to have defected to other teams during this off season so far.

One more fact of note, is that now, there is only one remaining member of the 2009 draft class on the Jets.  What is his name?

Mark Sanchez.