Jets GM Mike Maccagnan says he remains open to re-signing free agent cornerback Morris Claiborne (Twitter link via Rich Cimini of ESPN.com). However, as Cimini notes, the Jets may need to act fast if they want to retain the veteran.
Starting on May 7, teams can sign free agents without having them count towards the compensatory pick formula. At that point, clubs will probably give more consideration to Claiborne, a player who has talent, but hasn’t been playing at an elite level in New York.
Claiborne spent the past two seasons with the Jets and has played on one-year deals for the past three seasons. He hasn’t really excelled since his 2016 season with the Cowboys, when he graded out as Pro Football Focus’ No. 12 ranked corner in a limited sample of seven games. Last year, Claiborne graded out as just the No. 75 CB in the NFL out of 112 qualified players, per PFF.