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Jets add veteran piece up front, sign DT Javon Kinlaw

The Jets have a new veteran defensive tackle to go with Quinnen Williams as they signed former 49ers defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Kinlaw appeared in all 17 regular season games and all three playoff games for the 49ers in their run to Super Bowl LVIII. He had 25 tackles and 3.5 sacks in the regular season and added nine tackles in the playoffs.

The former first-round pick hasn’t quite lived up to the billing, posting just five sacks and 70 tackles in four seasons in San Francisco but now he gets to line up next to Williams up front. Last season, Quinton Jefferson was added as a free agent and posted six games in 14 games before getting hurt late in the season.

The Jets needed some help up front with Jefferson, Al Woods and Solomon Thomas all currently free agents, though it’s still possible Thomas comes back.

Story originally appeared on Jets Wire