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Jets Sign LB Kevin Minter

Minter Played Under Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles in Arizona


The Jets continued to stay active in free agency with the addition of veteran inside linebacker Kevin Minter.

Minter has familiarity with Jets head coach Todd Bowles as the former started his career in Arizona and appeared in 28 games in 2013-14 when the latter was the Cardinals' defensive coordinator. A second-round pick of the Cardinals in the 2013 NFL Draft, the LSU product has played in 70 contests and made 44 starts in five pro seasons.

The 6'0", 246-pounder made his home in Cincinnati last season, starting seven contests for the Bengals and finishing with 32 tackles. Minter became a full-time starter with Arizona in 2015-16, totaling 175 tackles and four sacks. The 6'0", 246-pound Minter, who played collegiately with Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne at LSU, becomes the fourth Bayou Bengal on the roster.

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