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OLB Antwan Barnes tweets that he's a Jet, later clarifies 'not official'
According to his Twitter page, Antwan Barnes is now a New York Jet. Sort of.
The former Chargers outside linebacker tweeted the news Monday afternoon: "Green and white it is," Barned wrote. "...just want to thank coach rex coach DT and mr idzilk [sic] for the opportunity..and to the fans I won't let u down #jets"
A short time later, however, he clarified a deal isn't done: "Wait a minute...not official yet...in talks now...#letsgetadealdone"
Barnes, an unrestricted free agent, visited the Jets last week but left without signing a deal.
The seven-year veteran -- and noted pass rusher -- recorded 72 tackles and 18.5 sacks during the past three seasons in San Diego.
Despite several defections in recent days, the Jets have added four free agents this offseason: QB David Garrard, RB Mike Goodson, OL Willie Colon and NT Antonio Garay. The team also re-signed free agents K Nick Folk and LB Josh Mauga.