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Jets Add Defensive Lineman Trevor Pryce

The New York Jets signed veteran defensive lineman Trevor Pryce, snatching him away from the Baltimore Ravens.

The 35-year-old Pryce, who played for three seasons when Rex Ryan was the Ravens' defensive coordinator, made it no secret that he loved playing for Ryan.

"If he becomes a head coach," Pryce once said, "I'm going to find out and I'm going with him."

The Ravens waived Pryce earlier this week to clear roster space for safety Ken Hamlin, who the team felt would be a better fit against the Steelers this week.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters Wednesday that there was a "high possibility" that Pryce would be re-signed.

"You've got roster issues that you deal with. It's not something we wanted to do," Harbaugh said. "Trevor is a big part of what we're doing here, and we anticipate getting him back. It's just what we had to do for now.... "

But Ryan scooped up Pryce, who should help a Jets front seven saddled with key injuries. First, defensive lineman Ropati Pitoitua was lost for the season with an Achilles injury in the preseason. Then, Calvin Pace broke his foot in the third preseason game. Nose tackle Kris Jenkins suffered a season-ending knee injury a few plays into the season opener against the Ravens.

Sounds like the Ravens tried to play a little game with their roster, and the Jets burned them.