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Rapoport: Jets Send Sixth-Round Pick to Houston for Shaq Lawson

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In need of a boost at defensive end after losing Carl Lawson for the 2021 season, Joe Douglas and the Jets have sent a sixth-round draft choice to the Houston Texans in exchange for Shaq Lawson.

A veteran of five NFL seasons, Lawson has averaged 4 sacks per year since entering the league as a member of the Buffalo Bills.  His career high came in 2019 when he picked up 6.5 sacks and has a total of 20.5 as a member of the Bills and Miami Dolphins.

Lawson will join a talented Jets front that suffered not only the loss of Lawson for the season, but of veteran defensive end Vinny Curry who will miss the season with a rare blood disorder.

The Jets are expected to use second-year player Bryce Huff at defensive end along with John Franklin-Myers.  While a talented prospect, Huff is an unproven commodity and Robert Saleh likes to use a heavy rotation to keep fresh legs on the field.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

Glenn Naughton

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.