ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Jets are close to signing former Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne. No terms of the deal have been reported.
Former Cowboys' CB Morris Claiborne is expected to sign with the Jets, per league source. CB market now moving.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2017
The 27 year old Claiborne, a former first round pick of Dallas in 2012 (#6), is very talented but has battled injuries his whole career. Most recently, last season he missed nine games with a strained groin after a great start to the season.
After the release of Darrelle Revis, the cornerback-needy Jets are looking to bolster their depth and Morris if healthy is a huge addition to the Jets defense.
Based on his injury history it’s likely the Jets had him sign a short term low risk deal but we will see.
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