"Marques Douglas was a role player for the Jets last year who was solid, but at this point in his career wasn't a substantial upgrade. With the Jets banking on young talent such as Jamaal Westerman and Vernon Gholston (who is transitioning from linebacker to defensive end), an aging defensive lineman like Douglas wasn't a good fit. Even at the veterans minimum.
"Douglas is solid but isn't a playmaker anymore, and never really was. The speed isn't there and he can't plow into the backfield like he used to. With that being said, he's a solid role player who can be effective on the two-deep and as a spot starter.
"There were never any character issues with Douglas and he's a good locker room guy."