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    Default Jets sign a sleeper

    This dude seems raw, nobody talk about him tho..

    Pace to get $22M guaranteed in big deal with Jets

    Only a few years after a disappointing and unproductive stretch in which Calvin Pace missed much of the 2005 season following a bye-week accident, the former Arizona Cardinals hybrid defensive end/linebacker has landed a monster contract.

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    ESPN.com has learned that Pace on Monday afternoon reached an agreement with the New York Jets on a six-year, $42 million contract. The deal, negotiated by agent Pat Dye Jr. and his associates at Atlanta-based ProFiles Sports Management, includes a signing bonus of $20 million and $22 million in total guarantees.

    The contract, which makes Pace one of the highest paid linebackers in NFL history, will pay out $26 million in its first three years.

    Pace is the second major addition to the New York defense this offseason, with the Jets having acquired tackle Kris Jenkins from Carolina last week. Pace, who chose the offer from the Jets over one from Miami, should give coach Eric Mangini and general manager Mike Tannenbaum the pass-rushing 3-4 linebacker they have been seeking.

    A first-round choice in the 2003 draft, Pace has only 38 starts in five seasons. He has, however, experienced a bit of a perfect storm lately, which has raised Pace's profile with pro talent scouts around the league.

    Pace began his career playing end in a 4-3 front, dabbled some at strongside linebacker in that alignment in 2006, and then moved to linebacker full-time in 2007, when the Cardinals converted to a 3-4 defense and lost pass-rushers Chike Okeafor and Bert Berry to injuries. Starting all 16 games for the first time since his 2003 rookie campaign, Pace posted 98 tackles and 6½ sacks last season, with one interception, six passes defensed, a forced fumble and two recoveries. Following that 2005 accident, in which he severely lacerated his right forearm, the Cardinals withheld much of his base salary

    In 67 career games, the former Wake Forest star has 182 tackles and 14 sacks.

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    hes definitely a good player, but does not deserve all that damn money.. i mean, id love to have him on my team, but for that kind of money, i wouldnt dare sign me, fuck that




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    Jets overpaid. They will be 3rd in the division behind Buffalo.

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