Jets Could Have Interest in Ravens LB Jarret Johnson If He Reaches Free Agency

If he’s allowed to hit the free agent market on March 13th, Ravens outside linebacker Jarret Johnson would draw interest from the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Johnson, 30, spent six seasons playing under Jets head coach Rex Ryan and three seasons playing for Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, who replaced Ryan as the Ravens defensive coordinator in 2009.

A 2003 fourth-round pick out of Alabama, the 6-foot-3, 270-pound Johnson has appeared in 129 straight games, and made 96 consecutive starts, for the Ravens, totaling 382 tackles, 20 sacks with nine forced fumbles. Johnson became a full-time starter in 2007, signing a five-year, $20 million contract. Over the span of that contract, Johnson has 294 tackles, 17 sacks, two interceptions and eight forced fumbles.

Both Ryan and Pagano would value Johnson for his familiarity with their defensive schemes, particularly in Indianapolis, where he would provide veteran leadership for a team undergoing a major transition.

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