The Dolphins can't stop signing former NY Jets players

NY Jets, Chosen Anderson
NY Jets, Chosen Anderson / Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports

The NY Jets are no stranger to their division rivals signing their former players. The New England Patriots have made it their mission over the years to salvage ex-Jets. The Rex Ryan-led Buffalo Bills did the same thing.

Now, you can add the 2023 Miami Dolphins to that list.

The Dolphins officially agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Jets wide receiver Chosen Anderson on Saturday. Formerly known as Robbie Anderson, the Temple product spent last season split between Carolina and Arizona.

Anderson joins the likes of Mike White, Braxton Berrios, and Dan Feeney who all left the Jets this offseason to sign with the Dolphins. They also have safety Elijah Campbell, who spent 2020 with the Jets, and they had former Jets fourth-round pick Brandon Shell starting at right tackle for most of last year.

Jets South? Miami Jets? Whatever you want to call them, the trend has become predictable.

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If you include the five aforementioned players and running back Raheem Mostert, who spent about a week with the Jets in 2016, roughly 10 percent of the entire Miami Dolphins roster is made up of former Jets players.

What's even more interesting is that all four signings of former Jets the Dolphins made this offseason consist of players on the offensive side of the ball. They added two wide receivers, a quarterback, and an offensive lineman.

Now, none of those players are expected to play significant roles in 2023. Berrios and Anderson will compete for reps in a crowded wide receiver room, White will serve as Tua Tagovailoa's primary backup, and Feeney is little more than a depth offensive lineman.

Still, there's every chance the Jets get to see at least a couple of those players in action when they meet the Jets twice this year.

The Jets actually have five former Dolphins of their own on their roster, although the majority of them likely won't even make the team out of training camp.

Quarterback Chris Streveler, punter Thomas Morstead, safety Will Parks, and offensive linemen Eric Smith and Adam Pankey all spent time in Miami at some point. Morstead (and possibly Parks) is likely the only one guaranteed a roster spot.

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There will be a little added intrigue to the Jets/Dolphins matchups this season. The revenge game narratives will be in full force.