BY NICK ST. DENIS
The Jets signed third-round linebacker Demario Davis Thursday, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
The former Arkansas State defender was drafted 77th overall.
Jets coach Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Mike Pettine have been high on Davis since the get-go. Davis, who is a solid coverage linebacker, has reportedly been working in the Jets' first-team nickel package in OTAs.
"He’s the type of guy we needed to add, that type of linebacker who can cover a tight end but still can have linebacker-type responsibilities against the run," Pettine told NewYorkJets.com.
With as multiple as the Jets are game-in and game-out, Davis is expected to see plenty of playing time in 2012 and could make an immediate impact.
Tuesday, the Jets also signed tight end Tarren Lloyd and waived offensive tackle John Cullen, according to rotoworld.com.
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