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Jets to Host Free Agent Linebacker Gerald Hodges

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By Glenn Naughton

 

Still looking to upgrade their roster with just a few months until training camp kicks off, the Jets are meeting with free agent linebacker Gerald Hodges according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

One of the top free agents still remaining on the market, Hodges is a former fourth-round draft choice of the Minnesota Vikings where he played his first two-plus seasons before catching on with the San Francisco 49ers.  The 6′ 1” 243 lb New Jersey Native turned in his best performance in 2016 when he racked up 80 tackles, 3 sacks and 2 interceptions.

A former college safety, Hodges is one of the better coverage linebackers in the league and earned himself an overall grade of 82.4 from Pro Football Focus (PFF) with a 73.8 in coverage.

Hodges previously met with the Chiefs and Seahawks earlier this off-season.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.