Roster News: Jets sign LB Kwon Alexander

The Jets have made a significant move today:

Alexander is a former pro bowler who was briefly the highest paid off-ball linebacker in NFL history a few years ago. However, he's had injury issues over the past few seasons. He started eight games with the Saints last year and had 50 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two passes defensed and an interception.

If the Jets remain committed to CJ Mosley and Quincy Williams as full-time inside linebackers, Alexander will be useful cover and can contribute as the third linebacker in base packages and situationally.

No corresponding move has been announced yet but the Jets will need to release someone to make room.