Jets Sign Darryl Morris

SATURDAY, 8:45am: The Jets have officially announced the signing, although specific terms still haven’t been reported.

FRIDAY, 8:35am: The Jets have added a little cornerback depth to their roster, signing former Texans cornerback Darryl Morris to a contract, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Terms of the deal aren’t yet known, but it would be surprising if it was more than a minimum salary contract.Darryl Morris

Morris, 25, spent the last two seasons in Houston after playing for the 49ers in his rookie season in 2013. He saw some extended playing time on defense in 2014, earning his first career start and recording 31 tackles to go along with seven passes defended and an interception. In 2015, he returned to primarily a special teams role, playing fewer than 100 defensive snaps for the Texans.

The Texans had the option of assigning Morris an RFA tender earlier this month to keep him from becoming an unrestricted free agent, but the team non-tendered him instead. A low-end RFA tender for the Texas State alum would have been worth $1.671MM.

The Jets released veteran cornerback Antonio Cromartie this offseason and have not re-signed free agent corner Darrin Walls, so the team has been in the market for some depth at the position.

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