The Jets’ offensive line room just got a little more crowded.
The Jets reached a one-year, $3.6 million deal with veteran offensive tackle Morgan Moses, according to multiple reports. The signing was first reported by the Washington Post. Moses can make up to $5.3 million if certain playing time incentives are reached.
Moses, who turned 30 in March, stands at 6-foot-6 and weighs 330 pounds. The former member of the Washington Football Team figures to start opposite second-year lineman Mekhi Becton at right tackle. It will likely relegate returning starter George Fant to a swing tackle role and improve the unit’s overall depth. Last season, Pro Football Focus ranked Moses as the NFL’s 18th best offensive tackle.
The Jets have made their interest in Moses well-known over the past month. Last week, reports indicated the two sides were “making progress” on a deal. In May, Moses even visited the Jets facility, though he left without a contract.
The Washington Football Team cut Moses in May, saving $7.75 million in salary cap space by releasing him before June 1. A third-round draft pick in 2014 out of the University of Virginia, Moses had spent his entire seven-year career in Washington, serving as the team’s starting right tackle for the past six seasons.