The Jets have resigned veteran corner Hank Poteat. Poteat returns to the Jets after being let go prior to the start of the regular season. It is frankly difficult to figure out why immortals such as Drew Coleman, Justin Miller, and David Barrett made the roster over Hank.
Poteat performed well with the Jets over the past two seasons, playing his way into a starting role. He will probably occupy the slot and serve as the nickel back. While he may lack the speed or athleticism to match up on the outside, his solid cover skills make him an ideal fit for the slot. With the emergence of Dwight Lowery, Hank can finally play the position where his skill set suits him best.
His technique is far more refined than that of Drew Coleman, the man he is replacing. This is an instant upgrade. Poteat also knows the system inside and out from his time with the Jets so there will be no learning curve.
Gang Green cut Will Montgomery to clear a roster spot for Hank. This leaves the Jets with just a pair of backup offensive linemen, but considering Damien Woody's experience at guard and center and Alan Faneca's emergency play at tackle in the past, this team can go with a little less manpower. While changing the positions of starters is unattractive, the Jets are painfully thin in the trenches with or without Montgomery. They should be happy that nobody snatched Poteat.