AP Source: Jets re-sign FB Hilliard to 1-year deal

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated

Press that the New York Jets have re-signed fullback Lex Hilliard

to a one-year contract.

The move Wednesday comes as the Jets have lost a few of their

other free agents, including running back Shonn Greene, defensive

lineman Mike DeVito and safeties Yeremiah Bell and LaRon Landry.

Tight end Dustin Keller and guard Brandon Moore are also expected

to sign elsewhere.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the

team had not yet announced the move. The signing was first reported

by ProFootballTalk.com.

Hilliard was signed in the middle of last season to replace John

Conner. He finished with eight carries for 31 yards, and four

catches for 23 yards and also contributed on special teams.

The Jets also officially announced they released defensive

tackle Sione Po’uha. The move was made shortly before the NFL’s

free agency period began Tuesday.

”Sione has been a leader on this team and a great example of a

true pro,” coach Rex Ryan said. ”It’s been my honor to coach him.

I wish him and his family the very best.”