Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mike DeVito wastes little time, signs with Chiefs


The middle of the New York Jets' defensive line has pretty much been gutted.

Shortly after cutting nose tackle Sione Pouha Tuesday, defensive lineman Mike DeVito hit the open market as a free agent. He didn't waste any time in transition, signing with the Kansas City Chiefs by the evening. (photo: NYC Marines, Flickr)

DeVito's new contract is worth $12.6 million over three years, according to Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News.

The 28-year-old defender will join on with Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton, who most recently coached the Jets' linebackers and was Gang Green's defensive coordinator from 2006 to 2008.

DeVito tallied 202 tackles, six forced fumbles and 2.5 sacks in his six years with the Jets.

In DeVito's absense, Jets' now third-year interior lineman Kenrick Ellis will be called on to step up and fill the space between the rising star Muhammad Wilkerson and up-and-comer Quinton Coples.

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