The Jets have added a new linebacker following Avery Williamson's season-ending torn ACL.
The team announced on Saturday afternoon that they have signed veteran Albert McClellan and placed Williamson on Injured Reserve.
A 33-year-old out of Marshall, McClellan played his first six seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, before splitting time last season with the Ravens and Patriots.
Originally an undrafted free agent in 2010, McClellan has started 24 of his 103 career games. He's forced two fumbles and recovered five while racking up 153 career tackles and 3.0 career sacks. McClellan is a two-time Super Bowl Champion.
Williamson torn his ACL on Thursday night in Atlanta, when he was curiously the only defensive starter still in the game for the Jets with 3:52 remaining in the first half.
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano has written that the risk of leaving Williamson in the game for extra snaps was never worth the risk of injury, a risk that became reality on Thursday.