Jets sign tackle Green for one year

Updated: March 12, 2009, 8:15 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

The New York Jets compensated for the recent free agency loss of versatile defensive lineman C.J.Mosley (Cleveland) by signing unrestricted free agent tackle Howard Green to a one year contract on Thursday.

Further details of the contract were not immediately available.

A good-sized tackle (6-2, 320 pounds) whose strength is playing the run, Green should be a key reserve for the Jets, and will enable new coach Rex Ryan to be more creative with standout tackle Kris Jenkins. Green played for Ryan with Baltimore in 2002.

Green, 30, is joining his fifth NFL franchise since being drafted in the fifth round by the Houston Texans in 2002. He was completely out of the league during the 2005-06 season, before resuming his career with the Seattle Seahawks in 2007.

He has appeared in 37 games with 12 starts, and has 55 career tackles, one sack and one deflection.

The Browns also expressed interest in Green during free agency and the Seahawks attempted to re-sign him.

Len Pasquarelli is a senior writer with ESPN.com.