NY Jets are still looking for safety help on the open market

NY Jets, Adrian Colbert
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The NY Jets have a little over a week to go before the start of the 2021 season. And even after doing plenty of roster reshuffling over the last few days, they're still looking to make some changes.

The team brought in three players for workouts on Friday, two of which were safeties. Per the NFL's transaction wire, the Jets hosted safeties Adrian Colbert and Christian Uphoff as well as offensive guard Deion Calhoun on workouts.

Colbert is the most notable name there with 33 games and 19 starts in his NFL career. It's clear that the Jets are still looking for safety help, even after signing Sheldrick Redwine and re-signing Sharrod Neasman earlier in the week.

This comes after the Jets worked out former first-round linebacker Reuben Foster as well. Head coach Robert Saleh said that the Jets were formulating an "emergency list" when asked about the Foster visit.

Perhaps they're doing the same here with Colbert, Uphoff, and Calhoun.

The NY Jets are still looking to add depth before the season starts

A seventh-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2017 NFL Draft, Colbert spent the first two years of his career under Saleh in the Bay Area. He took over as the starting free safety midway through his rookie season and entered 2018 as the Week 1 starter.

Unfortunately, a high-ankle sprain landed him on injured reserve in October of that year limiting him to just seven games. He was released as part of final roster cuts the following August.

After a brief stint on the Seattle Seahawks practice squad, Colbert signed with the Miami Dolphins in November of 2019 and he went on to start five of six games down the stretch.

The 27-year-old spent most of last year with the NY Giants where he started two of the six games he played, battling numerous injuries.

Colbert was released by the New England Patriots last month after spending the summer with the team. Now, he's looking to potentially reunite with his former defensive coordinator.

Uphoff is another safety, although he's only a rookie. The Illinois State product signed with the Green Bay Packers shortly following the 2021 NFL Draft but was released as part of final roster cuts.

As for Calhoun, he has a bit more experience having started seven games with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted rookie in 2019. He played just one game in 2020, a start with the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8.

Calhoun could provide extra depth to a Jets offensive line that features just one backup interior lineman at the moment in Dan Feeney.

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The Jets might be looking for extra depth or they could be putting together an "emergency list," as Saleh indicated. Either way, they're exploring their options.