The New York Jets have claimed former Baltimore Ravens cornerback Maurice Canady off of waivers. To make room for Canady on the 53 man roster the Jets placed safety Rontez Miles on the injured reserve list, ending his season and perhaps his Jets career.
Maurice Canady is a 25 year old, 6’1”, 195 pound cornerback originally selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the 209th overall selection in the the 6th round of the 2016 NFL draft. Canady has had all kinds of trouble staying healthy. His rookie season in 2016 ended on the injured reserve list in October with a hamstring injury. His 2017 season started on the injured reserve list with a knee injury before he was eventually activated mid-season. In mid September 2018 Canady returned to the injured reserve list with a thigh injury; he was eventually activated in November 2018. He has again been bothered by injuries in 2019, missing the last couple of games with a thigh injury. The Ravens ultimately decided to move on from a player who couldn’t seem to stay on the field.
For his career Canady played in 24 games in parts of four seasons, starting two games. He has a total of one interception, four passes defended, 50 tackles, two tackles for loss and three quarterback hits.
The soon to be 31 year old Rontez Miles has been a backup safety and special teams stalwart for many years for the Jets. After playing in only eight games in 2018 for the Jets, Miles’ 2019 season ends on the injured reserve list with just seven games played. A fan favorite, Miles may have reached the point in his career where bringing him back next season, when he will turn 32 years old, in an organization clearly rebuilding, may not make much sense.