Jets bolster offensive line with signing of Kelvin Beachum

LONDON ENGLAND- OCTOBER 02 Kelvin Beachum #68 of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks on during the warm-up before the NFL game between Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium

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After a quiet first day of free Agency, the New York Jets have imported their first free agent, adding offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum. Beachum can fill the need left by Ryan Clady after the Jets decided not to renew his contract.

Beachum gives the Jets an experienced young player who has spent time at both left and right tackle.

Brief: The Jets also announced Friday night that they re-signed long-snapper Tanner Purdum.

Catanzaro spent his first three National Football League seasons with Arizona, which signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Clemson in 2014.

Back during his rookie year in 2014, Catanzaro made a 43-yard field goal against the Rams, and it tied the National Football League record for most field goals to start an National Football League career (17) with Kai Forbath.

Beachum has played for the Pittsburgh Steelers for the majority of his young career, but was a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars last season. In 2015, he was 28-for-31 on field goals, tying the Cardinals' franchise record with 53 extra points.

"J-E-T-S. Jets! Jets! Jets!" an excited Beachum said in a video posted on Twitter via FOX Sports: PROcast.

A former seventh-round pick out of SMU, Beachum signed a one-year, $5 million deal with Jacksonville last year, which could have extended out to a four-year, $40 million contract had the Jaguars kept him under contract. The Jaguars shortly after made the trade for former Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert.

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