Free agent defensive lineman Frostee Rucker visited the Jets earlier in the week according to Field Yates.
Source: veteran DL Frostee Rucker had a free agent visit with the Jets. He played under Todd Bowles from 2013-2014 in Arizona.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 17, 2018
The 34 year old Rucker was a third round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2006. He spent the first six seasons of his career in Cincinnati before a one year stint with the Browns. From there, he went to Arizona in 2013. As Yates mentioned, he did play under Todd Bowles for a couple of years before Bowles was hired as head coach of the Jets.
Rucker had 24 tackles and 1.5 sacks for the Cardinals in 2017. He was a regular on defense on the field for over 57% of Arizona’s defensive snaps.
He will turn 35 early in the season so he certainly would not be a long-term solution. The Jets do have some question marks on their defensive line, though, so there could be some sense in bringing in a cheap veteran the coaching staff knows.