The New York Jets made one of the biggest moves in the offseason. The team formally signed former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne to contract. It's a good move for them as they trying to find an ideal replacement for Darrelle Revis who was recently involved in a controversy.
The New York Jets had a disappointing performance last season. They finished at the 13th spot of the AFC division with a 5-11 win-loss record. The Jets have one of the worst defense among the 32 teams in the league as they are ranked 28th in total points allowed (25.6) last season. The arrival of Morris Claiborne could somehow change that standing next season.
Morris Claiborne was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of 2012 NFL Draft. On his first season, he registered 55 tackles and one interception which is quite impressive for a rookie like him. But recurring injuries left him to miss most games the following seasons and seems to be the reason why the Cowboys are now letting him go. And now, the New York Jets are willing to take the risk on the 27-year old cornerback.
According to NFL.com, the New York Jets officially sign Morris Claiborne Thursday on a one-year, $5 million contract after five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. With Claiborne's arrival, the Jets got a perfect substitute to Darrelle Revis, who was involved in a case recently.
Darrelle Revis was accused of beating two individual in a mere street fight in Pennsylvania last month. However, the Pennsylvania court dismissed all charges to Revis just recently after Revis' friend testified for him. Even though cleared, the New York Jets still announced that they will release Revis at the start of free agency last March 9.
The New York Jets are now hoping that Morris Claiborne will further bolster the CB spot with the departure of Darrelle Revis. In five season with the Cowboys, Claiborne recorded 151 tackles and 4 interceptions in 47 games with the team.
Will the New York Jets greatly benefit with Morris Claiborne on their fold?