As the offseason progresses, Gang Green Nation will take a look at potential ways to improve the club. Today we will explore signing Samari Rolle.
Profile: The 32 year old spent his first seven seasons in Tennessee, where he established himself as one of the league's best cover corners, making the Pro Bowl and All Pro teams in 2000. He signed with Baltimore prior to the 2005 season and was productive when he saw the field. However, he missed 16 combined games in 2007 and 2008 to injury and a bout with epilepsy. As he has aged, he has lost his speed to a degree, but he still has terrific cover skills. He was the number one corner on the second best defense in the league in statistical terms in 2008.
Why It Makes Sense: Rolle is still an above average starter in the league, and the Jets could add him as a backup, bolstering the secondary depth in a big way. He played under Rex Ryan for four years and has a lot of respect for the coach and his scheme. As a reserve, the Jets would limit his action and the wear and tear for a player who has become injury-prone.
Odds of Happening: Because of the Ryan connection, there will be speculation. However, the odds are long. Rolle's cover skills will make him a hot commodity for teams seeking a starting corner. Would he really want to come to the Jets to play the nickel? Would the Jets pay a nickel the kind of deal for which Rolle will be looking?