Brian Costello of the New York Post is reporting that the Jets have signed veteran defensive lineman Solomon Thomas to a one-year deal as Gang Green looks to beef up a thinned out defensive line.
The Jets are signing DE Solomon Thomas, according to a source. Thomas was a 2017 first-round pick of the 49ers and played for Robert Saleh from 2017-20. He was with the Raiders last year.
— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) March 28, 2022
Thomas, a five-year veteran who played with the Las Vegas Raiders in 2021 also played under Jets head coach Robert Saleh in San Francisco as a member of the 49ers from 2017-2020. Selected by the 49ers in the first-round of the 2017 draft, Thomas has seen his role reduced from full-time starter in his first two seasons to rotational depth piece in the years that have followed.
He registered a career high 3.5 sacks last season in 17 games (zero starts).
Thomas adds veteran depth to a defensive line in dire need of bodies.
In other news, the Jets agreed to terms with place kicker Eddie Piñero on a one-year contract.
PK Eddy Piniero, who had a $2.4M RFA tender from #Jets, wound up signing reworked, 1-yr deal, as @AdamSchefter said. Can be worth up to $2.75M. (We've reached "up to" phase of FA.) Interesting how it happened only few days after Greg Zuerlein. Deal finalized at owners meetings.
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 28, 2022
According to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York, the deal is worth up to $2.75 million.