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Sources: Jets, Pace agree to terms
Two months after the Jets cut Calvin Pace to clear cap space, both parties have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, two sources confirmed to Newsday Tuesday.
The terms of the deal, which is pending a physical, are not yet known.
Pace, 32, signed a six-year, $42-million contract in 2008 and carried a cap charge of $11.6 million in 2013. But by cutting him in February, the Jets saved $8.6 million in cap room.
The salary dump involving Pace, Bart Scott, Eric Smith, Jason Smith and Josh Baker (waived) was the first big roster move of John Idzik’s new GM tenure.
By cutting those five players the Jets -- who, at the time, were about $26.3 million over the then projected $121-million cap -- cleared close to $31 million.
Pace has 42 career sacks over his ten-year NFL tenure, registering 15 of those in his first two seasons with the Jets (2008, 2009). Last season he recorded three sacks and 55 tackles in 16 games.