Claiborne replaces Revis as Jets new cornerback

Morris Claiborne is the newest cornerback for the New York Jets, after 5 seasons with the Cowboys.

Jets sign Claiborne to a one-year contract worth $5 million, replacing former CB Darrelle Revis. Two weeks ago, the Jets released Revis, who was cleared of all charges, including four felonies from a street fight in Pittsburgh last month.

In the 2012 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected Claiborne No. 6 overall out of LSU.

He is the second cornerback to leave the Cowboys during this off-season. Former teammate Brandon Carr reached an agreement with the Baltimore Ravens on a four-year contract. The Ravens also had interest in Claiborne, but couldn’t reach a contract agreement.

Ian Rapoport, writer and analyst for the NFL Network calls it a prove-it deal. Since Claiborne had several groin and hamstring injuries during his career with Dallas, it could have been a huge risk for the Jets to sign him to a longer deal. The one-year contract allows Claiborne to show he is capable of staying healthy and could receive a larger offer as a free agent in 2018.

Author: Tara Mack

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