The New York Jets announced that they have claimed cornerback Johnny Patrick off waivers from the San Diego Chargers.
The three-year veteran had 36 tackles, an interception and 1.5 sacks last season in San Diego. He played his first two NFL seasons for the New Orleans Saints, but rarely ever saw the field.
The 25 year old and Louisville alum was a third-round pick back in the 2011 NFL Draft and was considered someone who might have starting-cornerback potential. After a couple of struggling seasons in black and gold, that didn’t seem like the goal anymore. Instead, it was simply staying in the league.
Last season though, Patrick started three games, and worked as a filler cornerback for the Chargers.
The Jets secondary was a problem all of last season with plenty of struggles coming from the likes of Ed Reed, Antonio Cromartie, Dawan Landry and Kyle Wilson. Patrick may be someone who can add some reinforcements to the 22nd-ranked pass defense of 2013.