New York Jets Sign CB Buster Skrine

By Alan Schechter

The free agency period has begun, and the Jets have signed a cornerback. No, it’s not Darrelle Revis, at least not yet.

Reports are coming out at this hour that the Jets have signed Buster Skrine, formerly of the Cleveland Browns. Reportedly, Skrine is receiving a four-year deal worth $25 million, with $13 million guaranteed.

In 2015, Skrine had a career year, posting four interceptions to go along with 18 passes defended. He was part of a talented secondary in Cleveland, and his teammates marveled as the way he competed.

On the other hand, PFF did not rank Skrine very highly, and he was called for 15 penalties, with 11 of them being accepted. Bringing in a guy for a lot of money that committed that penalties seems to be scary on its face. But Skrine is a young player, and with the uncertainties at the position, a move had to be made. The Jets aren’t guaranteed to bring Revis back, and the fan base would have gone crazy without a move at the cornerback position.

You might think Kyle Wilson when you see those penalty numbers, and he still could be Kyle Wilson, but Skrine did make plays in 2014. He will compete for a spot on the Jets in 2015.

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