New York Jets Mulling A Potential Reunion with Free Agent Cornerback Drew Coleman

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Despite adding a handful of young defensive backs in the 2012 NFL Draft and the undrafted rookie class, the New York Jets are leaving no stone unturned as they search for veteran depth in their secondary.

After the departures of Donald Strickland and Marquice Cole in free agency, the Jets are hoping to find a reliable number four cornerback, a position that’s become more and more important in recent years.

A few weeks ago, the Jets brought in former Oakland Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson for a private workout, but they never extended him an offer.

Now, there are rumblings that a potential reunion with Drew Coleman could be in the works.

Coleman, a 29-year-old veteran cornerback, was originally drafted by the Jets in the 6th round of the 2006 draft and played five seasons in New York before playing one season with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011.

The Jaguars recently released Coleman, and the word is that the Jets have expressed serious interest in bringing him back into the fold in 2012.

Reportedly, the Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions are also bidding for his services, so the veteran can way his options before he makes a decision as to where he’s going to play this season.

Coleman had an up-and-down Jets career as a special teamer and reserve cornerback, but his last season in Jets green was arguably his best.

In 2010, Coleman started a career-high four games, intercepting one pass while defending four others.

In Rex Ryan‘s exotic blitz packages, Coleman also recorded five sacks that year, including one against Tom Brady in the Jets’ upset victory over the New England Patriots in the 2010-11 NFL playoffs.

If the Jets do decide to bring him back, Coleman would be a nice short-term fit at the fourth cornerback spot. He knows the system extremely well, and he could be had at a reasonable price.

Keep an eye out as the Jets ponder bringing the veteran cornerback back for another go-around in the Green and White.


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