New York Jets expected to sign Titans LB Avery Williamson

New York Jets expected to sign Titans LB Avery Williamson

The Jets were searching for a boost at linebacker and wound up finding a player who is going to be an integral piece of the puzzle as they push for the postseason in 2018.

The team agreed to a deal with Avery Williamson, formerly of the Titans, on Tuesday night. Davis will likely get that payday somewhere, but it probably won't be from the Jets.

The New York Jets might have signed Demario Davis' replacement.

While the contract details of Williamson's deal are not yet known, the linebacker did turn down a solid offer from the Titans. The 26-year-old was considered the top free agent inside linebacker on the market. A model of durability, Williamson has played in 63 games since entering the league, including 59 starts.

A fifth-round pick by Tennessee in 2014, Williamson will pair with Darron Lee up the middle. Last year, NY soared over expectations (that couldn't have been lower) and managed to get themselves in the Wild Card hunt for a brief time. Davis originally was drafted by the Jets in 2012 and spent his first four seasons with the team.

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