Defensive lineman Leger Douzable isn't a household name by any stretch of the imagination, but he emerged as an important backup last season for the New York Jets. After two days as an unrestricted free agent, Douzable decided to return. He signed a one-year contract, a league source confirmed.
Douzable played in 16 games, participating in 21 percent (236) of the defensive snaps. He recorded 22 tackles, three tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. He became a respected veteran presence around the Jets' young defensive linemen.
The Jets are getting ripped for their snail's pace in free agency, but they've managed to re-sign tight end Jeff Cumberland and backup cornerbacks Ellis Lankster and Darrin Walls. They also signed kicker Nick Folk to a four-year contract.