Originally Posted by Long Suffering Jets Fan
We get back $3.8M if Pouha is cut, or traded. Devito is 305 lbs, big enough to move inside and can stop the run. With Wilkerson and Coples on the outside, and Ellis, and/or Devito in the middle we could let go of Pouha particularly if we move to the 4-3. Pouha is 32 now, most likely his best years are behind him.
Devito can play every position on the line, but he cannot command a double team like Pouha, and he cannot rush the passer. He's a very good 2 down DE, and a serviceable NT. He's great to have as a utility player, and a role model(his motor is nonstop) but it all depends on what Pettine is going to be willing to pay him. There's also the fact that Rex is going to be tempted to start him if he's here to the detriment of young players with more upside that need experience. The best thing would be to have Pouha back at a reduced rate if he's healthy, but again Pettine is going to want him. We might just go with what we have this year. Harrison does show some potential and he'll never develop that if he doesn't see the field.