The Jets have added a veteran cornerback to their secondary, announcing today that Phillip Adams has signed with the team. To create an opening on the 53-man roster, the Jets waived wide receiver Quincy Enunwa, one of their 12 draftees this year.
Adams, 26, spent the last two seasons with the Raiders, appearing in all 16 games in 2013. The former seventh-rounder was also the team’s primary punt returner in 2012, when he returned 25 punts for 139 yards. Adams, who finished the 2013 season with 30 total tackles and a fumble recovery, joined the Seahawks for camp this year, but was part of the team’s roster cutdown this past weekend.
Adams will become part of a Jets secondary that appears to be the shakiest area of the defense heading into the 2014 season. Cornerback Dimitri Patterson was the team’s most notable free agent signing in the secondary this offseason, and he was cut by the club on Saturday after having gone AWOL last weekend.