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Jets agree to terms with Justin Hardee

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The Jets have reportedly agreed to terms with Justin Hardee, who has been with the Saints since 2017.

Hardee is nominally listed as a cornerback, but I am not sure that is the role the Jets signed him to play. He played only one snap on defense for the Saints in 2020 and only 82 in four years.

It is more likely he was signed to play special teams for the Jets. Hardee was a fixture on the New Orleans special teams units in his four seasons there. He participated in at least 214 special teams snaps every season he played with the Saints and saw extensive playing time on all New Orleans return and coverage units.

Given the relatively quiet Tuesday the Jets have had in free agency I doubt this will excite many Jets fans, but it seems worth noting Saints fans online seem very upset about losing Hardee.