New York Jets Ink Three Cornerbacks

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets have claimed Johnny Patrick off waivers, and re-signed Darrin Walls and Ellis Lankster (two years, $1.63 million). This shores up their cornerback depth and adds some competition to the mix.

Last season, Walls was a borderline starter that received a decent amount of playing time. Lankster is a key special teamer and remains valuable depth.

Patrick is the most interesting, as he came from the San Diego Chargers. Previously, he was a third round pick for the New Orleans Saints. Last season, he played in 13 games, mostly in the nickel, and started 4 games. He had 38 tackles, an interception, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and 2 passes defended. Interestingly, Patrick was a favorite of the Jets before the 2011 NFL Draft, where they loved his athleticism and "GPS" like ability to track the ball. Here are some thoughts from our sister site, Bolts From The Blue:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Gang Green Nation

You must be a member of Gang Green Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Gang Green Nation. You should read them.

Join Gang Green Nation

You must be a member of Gang Green Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Gang Green Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker