Jets Sign Buster Skrine

WEDNESDAY, 4:15pm: The Jets’ signing of Skrine is now official, the team confirmed in a press release.

TUESDAY, 3:14pm: In dire need of secondary help, the Jets have agreed to sign free agent cornerback Buster Skrine, according to Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan of ESPN (Twitter link). It’s a four-year, $25MM deal, with $13MM guaranteed, per Bob Glauber of Newday (Twitter link). The 25-year-old Skrine spent the first four years of his career with the Browns.

We heard earlier today that there was mutual interest between Gang Green and Skrine. Skrine, who turns 26 next month held onto his starting job in Cleveland during the 2014 season, and only one other cornerback in the NFL played more snaps than Skrine’s 1,152 (Williams, with 1,198). With quarterbacks avoiding Joe Haden, Skrine also saw the second-most targets in the NFL (123), and held QBs to a 56.9% completion percentage.

The Jets are expected to add more help to their defensive backfield, with Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie atop their wishlist.

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