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.
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.
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.
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.