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Jets Re-Sign DL Mike Pennel

Space-Eating DT Set a Career High in Tackles Last Season


The Jets have re-signed veteran defensive lineman Mike Pennel.

While general manager Mike Maccagnan said the club would focus on other positions in free agency, he indicated that Pennel was a player he wanted back.

"Mike Pennel came on late," he told reporters at the NFL Combine. "Actually, he was a nice addition to us when we picked him up, and he's one of the few free agents we have that we'd like to get back."

The 6'4", 332-pound Pennel, claimed off of waivers from Green Bay on Feb. 7, 2017, appeared in 16 games last season for the Green & White and made three starts. He became a key rotational player, registering a career-high 35 tackles. 

Pennel, who played collegiately at Scottsdale Community College, Arizona State University and Colorado State-Pueblo, signed with the Packers in 2014 after going undrafted and participated in 37 games with the Pack in 2014-16.

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