Ex-Lions LB Jarrad Davis to sign with Jets

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The Jets have made their first move of free agency.

New York is in agreement with former Lions linebacker Jarrad Davis, according to multiple reports. Davis will sign a one-year deal worth $7 million.

As NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport mentioned, teams felt Davis wasn’t properly utilized in Detroit. The former first-round pick will now get a chance to prove himself as a 4-3 linebacker in Robert Saleh’s defensive scheme.

Davis fell out of favor in Detroit this past season. He made only four starts, playing in just 29% of the Lions’ defensive snaps. Davis’ best season came in 2018, prior to former Lions head coach Matt Patricia’s arrival in Detroit. The former first-round pick recorded 100 total tackles, six sacks, five pass breakups and 10 quarterback hits in 16 starts.

For his career, Davis has 10.5 sacks, 305 combined tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 23 quarterback hits and seven forced fumbles.

Davis’ deal with New York can’t become official until the new league year begins on March 17 at 4 p.m. ET.

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