Thursday, September 30, 2010
Rex Ryan reunites with Trevor Pryce
By Tim Graham
Rex Ryan reportedly has snatched up another of his former Baltimore Ravens stars.
ESPN's Adam Schefter, citing an unnamed league source, reports the New York Jets on Thursday agreed to contract terms with four-time Pro Bowl defensive end Trevor Pryce. The Ravens terminated Pryce's contract so they could add safety Ken Hamlin to the roster.
Pryce, 35, has faded, but he has a reputation for being a strong leader, something that couldn't hurt in the Jets locker room. He ranks third among active players with 90 sacks and had a team high 6.5 last year. But he didn't start for the Ravens this season and has one tackle.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday they intended to re-sign Pryce, a move that would allow them to save money on a reduced contract.
"You've got roster issues that you deal with," Harbaugh said. "It's not something we wanted to do. Trevor is a big part of what we're doing here, and we anticipate getting him back. It's just what we had to do for now."
Pryce took a $2.5 million pay cut during the offseason to remain with the Ravens. He was replaced in the starting lineup last year by Dwan Edwards, now with the Buffalo Bills.
The Jets will play the Bills on Sunday afternoon in Ralph Wilson Stadium.