In a bit of a surprise move, ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that the Jets are trading cornerback Dexter McDougle to the Eagles in exchange for safety Terrence Brooks.
Eagles trading S Terrence Brooks to Jets for CB Dexter McDougle, per source. Jets needed 3rd safety.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 27, 2017
McDougle, 26, was a third round pick out of Maryland in 2014. He was finally starting to come into his own this preseason, playing well out of the slot.
With his departure, that leaves Quincy Enunwa and Dakota Dozier as the only players left from the 2014 draft class.
Brooks, 26, was picked by the Ravens one spot ahead of McDougle in 2014 out of Florida State. He was waived and claimed by the Eagles prior to 2016.
For his career, he has 27 tackles, 4 forced fumbles, 4 passes defended, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 forced fumble in 34 games, none of which were starts.
If a third safety is what the Jets are looking for, then Brooks was an odd target. According to Football Outsiders, Brooks only played 3 snaps on defense last season, compared to 165 on special teams.