Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that although Jets HC Rex Ryan mentioned that he would like to re-sign veteran OLB Calvin Pace this offseason, the two sides have yet to engage in contract talks.
Pace, 33, actually put together a very strong season for the Jets defense in 2013. He totaled 53 tackles, 10 sacks and two forced fumbles this season and was clearly one of the Jets most productive edge rusher.
New York actually released Pace back in February of last season, but eventually re-signed him to a one-year deal in April.
While Pace’s 2013 season looks impressive based on his statistical totals, Pro Football Focus actually rated him as the No. 28 outside linebacker in a 3-4 system out of 42 qualifying players.
It’s hard to imagine the Jets offering him more than a one-year deal, but they probably could add another non-guaranteed year and see how things go in 2014.
We’ll have more as the news is available.