- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 14, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Jets have bolstered their defensive line, agreeing to terms with defensive end Marques Douglas, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press on Saturday.

The Jets also signed former Seattle defensive tackle Howard Green to a one-year deal, agent Albert Elias told The AP.

Douglas is yet another former Baltimore defensive player brought in by new coach Rex Ryan, who was the Ravens’ defensive coordinator the previous four seasons. The person requested anonymity because the team hadn’t yet announced the deal.

Douglas, a career backup, joins linebacker Bart Scott and safety Jim Leonhard as players to follow Ryan to New York. Green also played one game for Baltimore in 2002.

The 32-year-old Douglas had 36 tackles last season with the Ravens. He adds versatility on the defensive line, helping make up for the loss of C.J. Mosley, who signed with Cleveland.

He was signed by Baltimore as an undrafted free agent out of Howard in 1999, and had three stints with the Ravens. Douglas has also played for New Orleans and San Francisco, and has 19 career sacks in nine NFL seasons.

The 30-year-old Green will likely serve as a backup to nose tackle Kris Jenkins. He had one sack and 21 tackles in 13 games with the Seahawks last season.

Green was a sixth-round pick out of LSU by Houston in 2002, and has 55 tackles in 37 games. He has also played for New Orleans, and was out of football for a season before signing with Seattle in 2007.

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