After the big trade yesterday for Bears RB Thomas Jones, the team added some talent on defense by signing FA DE Kenyon Coleman, formerly of the Cowboys.
Colman, a five year vet, has played the last four seasons with Dallas after playing one season with Oakland where he was originally a fifth round draft pick from UCLA. Last season he had 31 tackles and 4 sacks for the Cowboys. Although he’s listed as a DE, he will likely play the hybrid DE/LB position similar to what Bryan Thomas did last week.
In a released statement from the team, GM Mike Tannenbaum commented on the signing.
“Kenyon Coleman is a physical defensive lineman and we like his size and strength up front,” Tannenbaum said. “He has experience playing the 3-4 defense and we’re looking forward to having him be a part of our organization.”
The team also announced that they re-signed DT Bobby Hamilton, who was released last week in a salary cap move to a more cap friendly deal. Details were not disclosed.
Newly acquired RB Thomas Jones arrived in Hempstead today, passed a physical and signed a new contract, reportedly worth $20MM over four years with $13MM guaranteed. He will jump right in to the Jets off season conditioning program.