Jermaine Cunningham has been working with the starting nickel defense at OTAs (Cimini, June 5).
With Antwan Barnes still working back from a knee injury, and possibly out until at least the start of training camp, Cunningham will see more looks with the nickel as a pass rusher (TJB, June 4).
Cunningham appeared, briefly, in two games with the Jets last season. He’s competing with IK Enemkpali and Trevor Reilly for time and roster spots.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comCunningham was a cast off from the Patriots and could be an interesting reclamation project for the Jets. There will be some competition at the outside linebacking spot behind Calvin Pace, but there’s plenty of opportunity for … dare I say it? Competition.