Yet another free agent is coming back to provide some depth:
According to Ian Rapoport, the deal is for "up to $12 million" over the three years.
Pennel provided good depth on the defensive line last year, starting three games, including the last two with Muhammad Wilkerson sidelined. He's never been much of a pass rusher, but he did a solid job against the run last year, especially after midseason. He did have a couple of really costly penalties though.
The Jets currently only have four other defensive linemen under contract - Leonard Williams, Steve McLendon, Deon Simon and Claude Pelon. Pennel - who is still only 26, even though he entered the league a year ahead of the 27-year old Simon - is essentially a starter right now, if you had to make up a depth chart based on the current roster. Both Pennel and McLendon are capable of playing end or nose tackle and they played together at times, to good effect.