Jets Take a Gamble on Morris Claiborne

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne celebrates during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Arlington. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

According to sources, the Jets are working to finalize a deal with Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne.

The news was announced Thursday via Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Claiborne will serve as a replacement to Darrelle Revis, which if he can stay healthy, shouldn’t be too hard with the way Revis played last season.

The former LSU star when healthy, is confident, aggressive, and can rival any starting CB in the NFL, he just has a problem staying healthy.

Out of 64 games, he only played 28 in four seasons.

Still, with his injuries, the latest being a groin injury that kept him out until post season, Claiborne was upgraded to 12th place on the PFF best cornerback list after last season.

With Brandon Carr deciding to head to Baltimore, the Cowboys lost two CB’s in less than 15 minutes Thursday, and will definitely in the market for a backup CB next month.

It’s not all bad in the Cowboys camp though, with Carr and Claiborne being the eighth and ninth free agents to walk, the Cowboys are pretty much guaranteed four comp picks in the 2018 NFL draft.

 

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