Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer
The Jets have re-signed NT Mike Pennel to a three-year contract, his agent announced on Twitter. Pennel is projected as the backup nose tackle, behind Steve McLendon, but there's a chance for a future starting role because McLendon is 32 and entering the final year of his contract. Pennel averaged about 20 snaps per game last season, mainly on run downs. So the Jets helped their depth today, bringing back Pennel and backup LT Ben Ijalana.