New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Mike DeVito reaches agreement with Kansas City
**Updated @ 6:50 p.m.**
Former Jets DT Mike DeVito reached an agreement with the Chiefs, a source confirmed to Newsday. The move was first reported by the Kansas City Star.
DeVito signed a three-year, $12.6 million deal with KC that includes a $4.2 million signing bonus and an $850,000 2013 base salary (fully guaranteed). In total, he will earn $5.1 million in 2013.
DeVito's agent tweeted shortly after the 4 p.m. Tuesday start of free agency that DeVito was headed to Kansas City for a visit.
The Jets had hopes to re-sign the unrestricted free agent, but DeVito garnered a lot of interest from other teams.
By signing with the Chiefs, DeVito is now reunited with Bob Sutton, the Jets former linebackers and assistant head coach. Sutton was hired as the Chiefs’ new defensive coordinator.
DeVito, who was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2007, was a force against the run during his Jets tenure and has developed a reputation as a lunch pail kind of guy. But now, the Jets will have to replace him and nose tackle Sione Po’uha, who was cut earlier today.