Eyeing a seventh NFL season, Kayvon Webster auditioned for the Jets on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. Webster played for the Broncos during each of Adam Gase‘s two seasons as Denver’s OC (2013-14).
The Saints released Webster prior to cutdown Saturday. This marks the former third-round pick’s first workout since. For the Jets, it represents another sign their Gase-Joe Douglas regime would like to change things up at cornerback.
High-priced Mike Maccagnan addition Trumaine Johnson was benched for Monday night’s game. Beyond Johnson, the Jets do not have much in the way of proven corner talent. Douglas said at multiple offseason junctures he wanted to upgrade here. Webster, though, would profile as more of a depth piece for the group.
A four-year Broncos backup, Webster was a full-time starter with the 2017 Rams before suffering a season-ending injury. An injury ended his 2018 campaign as well. He played in just two Texans games last season and met with the 49ers and Bears before landing in New Orleans. Should Webster play in 2019, it would be his age-28 season.