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Jets Decline Options on LB Pierre-Louis, DT Pennel and S Brooks

LB and S Combined 15 ST Tackles; DT Made 10 Starts Since 2017


The Jets have elected not to pick up the contract options on three defensive players: S Terrence Brooks, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis and DT Mike Pennel.

Brooks, a 5'11", 200-pounder, appeared in 31 games for the Green & White in 2017-18. The reserve safety finished fourth on the club last season with nine special teams stops and he had a pair of interceptions coming against the Adam Gase-led Dolphins in Week 3 of the '17 campaign.

In his lone season with New York's AFC representative, Pierre-Louis had seven defensive stops in addition to six special teams tackles. The fifth-year veteran also had a strip-sack and he blocked a punt against the Titans on Dec. 2nd.

Pennel, who made 10 starts the past two seasons, had 30 tackles (22 solo stops) in 2018. The 6'4", 332-pound defensive tackle, a Colorado State-Pueblo product, played three years in Green Bay before being waived and subsequently claimed by the Jets in March of 2017.

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