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Former Ravens DE Douglas follows Ryan to New York; DT Green signs, too

NEW YORK -- The New York Jets have bolstered their defensive line, agreeing to terms with defensive end Marques Douglas, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press on Saturday.

The Jets also signed former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Howard Green to a one-year deal, agent Albert Elias told The AP.

Financial terms of both contracts weren't disclosed.

Douglas is yet another former Baltimore defensive player brought in by new Jets coach Rex Ryan, who was the Ravens' defensive coordinator the previous four seasons. The person who revealed the Douglas agreement requested anonymity because the team hadn't yet announced the deal.

Douglas, a career backup, joins linebacker Bart Scott and safety Jim Leonhard as players to follow Ryan to New York. Green also played one game for Baltimore in 2002.

Douglas had 36 tackles last season with the Ravens. He adds versatility on the defensive line, helping make up for the loss of C.J. Mosley, who signed with the Cleveland Browns.

Douglas, 32, was signed by Baltimore as an undrafted free agent out of Howard in 1999, and he had three stints with the Ravens. Douglas has also played for the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers and has 19 career sacks in nine NFL seasons.

Green, 30, likely will serve as a backup to nose tackle Kris Jenkins. Green had one sack and 21 tackles in 13 games with the Seahawks last season.

Green was a sixth-round draft pick out of LSU by the Houston Texans in 2002, and he has 55 tackles in 37 games. He also has played for New Orleans and was out of football for a season before signing with Seattle in 2007.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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