The Jets announced they have signed former Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints DE Michael Haynes.
Haynes (6-4, 283), originally a first round pick of Chicago in 2003, played three disappointing seasons for the Bears before being cut at the end of 2006 training camp. He then signed with New Orleans where he was inactive for one game then released. In 43 games, the former 2003 Big Ten player of the year had 89 tackles and 5.5 sacks.
It's believed he was signed to a one year deal for the veteran minimum salary.