With Dee Milliner done for the year, the Jets will sign former Seahawks cornerback Josh Thomas to the active roster, a source tells Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports (on Twitter). Seattle cut Thomas last week in order to make room for offensive lineman Patrick Lewis.
Thomas, 25, appeared in 39 games for the Panthers between 2011 and 2013 and saw time in three games for Seattle this year. In that span, Thomas has 64 tackles, two fumble recoveries, ten pass deflections, and one interception to his credit.
The 5’10” Thomas doesn’t bring much in the way of size but the Jets will be counting on him for depth in the wake of Milliner’s injury. The Jets’ aggressive play calling puts a great deal of responsibility on the secondary, which is now thinner than ever.