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List of Defensive Ends on the New York Jets

This is a list of defensive ends who have played for the New York Jets, with pictures of the players when available. This list of famous New York Jets defensive ends is listed by popularity, so the most prominent defensive ends are at the top of the list. If you're a hardcore fan, then you'll most likely recognize all of these popular New York Jets defensive ends, but casual fans can use this list to brush up on the team's history.

The Jets haven't always been an NFL powerhouse, but when they had successful seasons they couldn't have done it without their star defensive ends. On this list, you'll find names such as Shaun Ellis, Calvin Pace, John Abraham, and Mark Gastineau.

This list answers the question, "Which defensive ends have played for the New York Jets?" After you are finished with this list, head on over and vote on the greatest New York Jets of all time.

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  • 1
    Defensive end, Defensive lineman

    BirthplaceArdmore, Oklahoma

    Age65

    TeamsArizona State Sun Devils football, New York Jets

    Marcus Dell Gastineau (born November 20, 1956) is an American former football player who was a defensive end for the New York Jets from 1979 to 1988. A five-time Pro Bowler, he was one the quickest  ...more
  • 2
    Outside Linebacker

    BirthplaceTimmonsville, South Carolina

    Age43

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons

    John Antonio Abraham (born May 6, 1978) is a former American football outside linebacker and defensive end who played 15 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at  ...more
  • 3
    Defensive end

    BirthplaceAnderson, South Carolina

    Age44

    TeamsNew England Patriots, New York Jets, Tennessee Volunteers football

    MeShaunda "Shaun" Pizarrur Ellis (born June 24, 1977), nicknamed Big Katt, is a former American football defensive end who played twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played  ...more
  • 4

    Muhammad Wilkerson

    Defensive end, Defensive lineman

    BirthplaceLinden, New Jersey

    Age32

    TeamsNew York Jets

    Muhammad Hassan Wilkerson (born October 22, 1989) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Temple, and was drafted by the New York Jets in  ...more
  • 5
    Defensive end

    BirthplaceNew York

    Age37

    TeamsNew York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs

    Michael Ralph DeVito (born June 10, 1984) is a former American football defensive end. He played for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) from 2007 to 2012, and then the Kansas  ...more
  • 6
    Defensive end, Linebacker

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    Age44

    TeamsCleveland Browns

    David Walter Bowens (born July 3, 1977) is a former American football linebacker who played twelve seasons in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round of  ...more
  • 7
    Defensive end, Linebacker

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Age41

    TeamsArizona Cardinals, New York Jets

    Calvin Lamar Pace (born October 28, 1980) is a former American football outside linebacker of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the first round (18th overall)  ...more
  • 8

    Sheldon Richardson

    Defensive lineman

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Age31

    TeamsNew York Jets

    Sheldon Adam Richardson is an American football defensive end for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jets in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played  ...more
  • 9
    Defensive end, Linebacker

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    Age42

    TeamsNew York Jets

    Bryan Thomas (born June 7, 1979) is a former American football linebacker and defensive end. He was drafted by the New York Jets 22nd overall in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at the  ...more
  • 10
    Defensive end, Linebacker

    BirthplaceFayetteville, North Carolina

    Age36

    TeamsNew York Jets

    Marques Allen Murrell (born March 20, 1985) is a former American football linebacker. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at  ...more
  • 11
    Defensive end, Defensive lineman

    BirthplacePawtucket, Rhode Island

    Age80

    Gerald John Philbin (born July 31, 1941) is a former American football defensive tackle and four-year starter from the University at Buffalo where he earned several honors including second-team  ...more
  • 12
    Defensive end, Linebacker

    BirthplaceVirginia

    Age54

    Jeffrey David Lageman (born July 18, 1967), is a former American football player and current sports commentator. He played college football for the University of Virginia Cavaliers and was signed as  ...more