There has been speculation in recent days (including some from this blog) about the possibility of the New York Jets re-signing DE Marques Douglas once the "Final Eight" restriction is lifted on Thursday. That would seem to make sense, right?
Well, folks, forget about it. According to a source, the Jets will not be re-signing Douglas in the near future. I suppose it could happen in training camp, if a defensive lineman gets hurt or if the young players aren't cutting it, but Douglas is not on the team's frontburner as of now.
That means the defensive line will look like this: Kris Jenkins, Sione Pouha, Shaun Ellis and Mike DeVito are the top four, with Vernon Gholston, Rodrique Wright, Ropati Pitoitua and Matt Kroul in reserve. Don't forget, Jason Taylor and Bryan Thomas can play end in four-man alignments.