Jets re-sign LS Tanner Purdum


The team announced on Friday that they signed former Steelers and Jaguars offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum Jr. and former Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro. Beachum can fill the need left by Ryan Clady after the Jets decided not to renew his contract. The Jets were interested in the left tackle a year ago before he signed with Jacksonville. After releasing a number of players over the past few weeks, the Jets made a key addition to a weak point on their squad.

The big question now for Beachum is, who will he be blocking for?

He spent his first four seasons with Pittsburgh, which drafted him in the seventh round out of SMU in 2012.

Beachum posted a video of himself on Fox Sports' ProCast from the Jets' facility to make his announcement. Beachum has played 59 games in his career, 44 of them as a starter. Will the Jets' decision to go cheaper at left tackle - Beachum as opposed to Okung - work out?

Catanzaro spent his first three National Football League seasons with Arizona, which signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Clemson in 2014. Martin competed with Folk for the job last season before getting cut. But he struggled last season, making only 75 percent of his kicks.

The Jets also re-signed long snapper Tanner Purdum, who has been with the team since 2010. The 32-year-old has been the Jets' long snapper since 2010 and has played all seven of his National Football League seasons with the Jets.