Pouha Contract Talks Heating Up

So far, the Jets have had some light talks with their starting NT, but according to Rich Cimini this afternoon, the Jets are getting more serious about signing Sione Pouha before the start of free agency next week.

With free agency set to begin Tuesday at 4 p.m., the Jets have accelerated talks with NT Sione Pouha, according to sources. They’re trying to sign him to a long-term deal before he hits the open market, and there are strong indications they’ll get it done.

That’s good news to hear.  While Kenrick Ellis might be the guy for the Jets down the road, they’re not ready to transition that spot yet, Pouha’s too valuable to this defense to just jump off him when he might have a few more good years.