Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jets deepen both lines with trio of signings

The New York Jets got a little deeper on both sides of the line Tuesday.

New York announced it signed veteran free agents offensive tackle Corey Hilliard and defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson. Veteran D-frontman Stephen Bowen has also reportedly joined the group.

Vickerson was most recently with the Kansas City Chiefs but recorded the majority of his career work with the Denver Broncos. In 86 games and 44 starts, the 6-4, 295-pounder amassed 6.5 sacks, one fumble recovery, one interception and 165 tackles, including 17.5 for loss.

The 6-5, 300-pound Bowen, who has spent the last four years with the Washington Redskins after six with the Dallas Cowboys, has tallied 168 tackles, 12.5 sacks and nine passes defensed in his career.

Meanwhile, Hilliard, 6-6, 300 pounds, adds depth at right tackle. Through six seasons, the former Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts blocker has 42 appearances and 12 starts to his name, though he's coming off a season in which he spent 15 games on injured reserve after suffering a Lisfranc foot injury and torn ligaments in the season-opener.

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