Ex-Bengals DT Larry Ogunjobi spent 2 days visiting Jets

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The Jets could be looking to add another defensive lineman.

Former Bengals DT Larry Ogunjobi visited the team on Monday and Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Ogunjobi had a deal with the Bears two months ago, but things fell through following a failed physical.

Ogunjobi, 27, spent the 2021 season with the Bengals after playing the previous four with the Browns. He recorded a career-high seven sacks and 16 QB hits last season before suffering a foot injury that required surgery in Cincinnati’s playoff win over the Raiders on Jan. 15. Ogunjobi agreed to a three-year deal, $40.5 million deal with the Bears that included $26.35 million guaranteed, but the failed physical voided the agreement.

Ogunjobi would be another solid depth piece for the interior of New York’s defensive line. He’s more of a pass-rusher than a run-stopper, but he could slide in as a rotational piece alongside Solomon Thomas and Sheldon Rankins with Quinnen Williams as the other starter. Ogunjobi would also reunite with former Bengals teammate C.J. Uzomah if he joined the Jets.

Ogunjobi has a connection to the area, too. He was born in Livingston, New Jersey, which is only a 15-minute drive from the Jets’ facilities in Florham Park.

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