Spurned early in the day by linebacker Anthony Barr, the New York Jets addressed their front seven by consenting Tuesday with their top free agent, Henry Anderson, on a three-year, $25.2 million deal, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Rich Cimini.
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He made $1.9 million in the last season of his rookie contract.
They never imagined he’d capture more than double as much sacks as he did three seasons with the Colts; he’d only three in 2015 to 2017.
Initially, Anderson was used by the Jets primarily on passing downs, which he felt contributed to his improved production. He allowed him to remain fresh during matches. He also saw an up tick in playing time over the second half the summer growing season and ended up playing 60 percent of those defensive snaps for its calendar year, second on the list of Jets’ defensive linemen.
Anderson, a third-round pick of the Colts in 2015, was traded because he did not fit their fresh 43 front. It created for a more straightforward off season. He fell 30 pounds before the commerce with the hope of improving his viability in a 43 front. After he went into the Jets, who played with a 34 base, he recovered the weight so he can hold up against double-team blocks.
At 6-foot-6, 301 pounds, Anderson has a knack for blocking field targets and extra points. He became the very first playoff player since 1997 to block kicks in back matches.
ESPN’s Rich Cimini contributed to the record.