The Jets have turned to the CFL for some potential depth in their secondary. The team announced tonight that they’ve signed safety Anthony Cioffi. SiriusXM’s Adam Caplan tweets that it’s a two-year deal.
The New Jersey native was a standout at Rutgers before signing with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2017. He compiled six tackles and one sack in four preseason games before getting cut by Oakland.
He ultimately caught one with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League, where he spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Serving as a defensive back and linebacker, Cioffi compiled 97 defensive tackles, two interceptions, three forced fumbles, and four sacks in 33 career games.
The Jets secondary could look a whole lot different in 2020, as cornerbacks Brian Poole, Arthur Maulet, and Maurice Canady are set to hit free agency. There’s also a good chance that the organization moves on from Trumaine Johnson.
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