NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- It appears veteran safety Victor Green is the latest member of the New York Jets to reunite with Bill Belichick in New England.
The New York Daily News reported Sunday that Green, a starter for the Jets since 1995, has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New England Patriots.
Green, 32, was released by the Jets before he was due a $2 million bonus in March and rejected a $1 million offer from the team, making him a free agent.
However, he did not receive as much interest as expected in the free agent market. He will reunite with Belichick, who was the Jets' defensive coordinator before leaving to coach the Patriots in 2000.
A nine-year veteran who has played his entire career with the Jets, Green likely is the frontrunner to replace the departed Terrell Buckley, who signed with Tampa Bay, as the nickel back in New England.
The Patriots have a superb safety tandem with Pro Bowler Lawyer Milloy manning the strongside and Tebucky Jones the middle. Green played both safety positions with the Jets, starting 108 games, including all 16 last season at strong safety.