Bryan Thomas' reign as the Jets' longest-tenured player will continue.
The Jets agreed to terms with the veteran linebacker Tuesday just after the start of free agency began at 4 p.m. A source said it's a one-year deal.
An unrestricted free agent, Thomas is recovering from an Achilles injury suffered in the Jets' Oct. 3 loss to the Ravens in Baltimore. Thomas, who's spent his entire 10-year career with the Jets, does a lot of the grunt work that often goes unnoticed.
The 6-4, 265-pounder registered 14 combined tackles and one pass defensed through his three-plus games before going down on the Ravens' second offensive possession.
As for potential "splashy" moves now that free agency has commenced, don't look for the Jets to make a whole lot of noise. Even though they have somewhere in the neighborhood of $14 million in cap space, they have to make sure they have enough room left to shore up the depth that was lacking in some areas this past season.