30 September 2010
Trevor was awaiting Rex's call...
The Jets made what looks like a fantastic roster move today, signing former Ravens defensive end Trevor Pryce. Baltimore had released him yesterday with the idea of re-signing him Monday, but the Jets quickly foiled that plan.
Why did Pryce leave a superb defense and a team with Super Bowl aspirations? The answer is quite simple, really.
"When Rex calls, you answer the call," Pryce said. "He instills a confidence in you that you don't have. It's not like you want to play for Rex but you have to."
Pryce, 35, is a Brookly native. He was drafted out of Clemson by the Broncos in 1997, and played a crucial role in destroying a 9-year old Buddy Crutchfield's dream of traveling to Miami to see the Jets play in Super Bowl XXXIII . Pryce joined the Ravens after the 2005 season and has played there ever since. He recorded 26 sacks in his four seasons with the team, including 6.5 sacks in 2009. His playing time had diminished this season because the packages he played in weren't being called, Pryce said.
Pryce will be on the active roster Sunday in Buffalo. Howard Green was released to make room for the 6-5, 290-pound Pryce. The Jets hope to re-sign him Monday morning...sound familiar?
In other roster news, the Jets have hinted Joe McKnight will be active Sunday, a clear Eff You to everyone who ripped the team throughout the week for electing to draft and keep McKnight over Leon, Woodhead, and Chauncey Washington. Let's hope he doesn't pull a Ryan Mouton if the Jets are dumb enough to give him punt returning responsibilities.
Lastly, with Revis out Sunday, the team has said Drew Coleman will start over Kyle Wilson. In other words, Wilson is not NFL-ready. That's fine, but is Coleman either? I still haven't forgiven the JUCO star for slipping on Mark Bradley's 57-yard touchdown in '06. I hate my memory.
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