The Jets signed kick returner Darius Reynaud (Breer) and placed Josh Cribbs on the injured reserve with a shoulder injury.
Reynaud was released from the Titans in late October.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comReynaud played collegiately at WVU, but has kicked around the NFL as a running back / return specialist since 2008 with the Vikings, Giants and Titans. Don’t be surprised if Reynaud doesn’t see both work on punts and kicks.
Josh Cribbs might not have been lighting opponents up, but at the very least he wasn’t a risk when it came to decision making and ball-handling. Reynaud was cut by the Titans for just that as a returner that ended up costing the Titans twice this season. Against the Niners and facing a 14 point deficit, Reynaud muffed a punt that Kassim Osgood then recovered to put the game out of reach. Back on September 8th against Pittsburgh, Reynaud also made an error when he fielded the opening kickoff and brought the ball across the goal line before returning to the end zone and downing it for a Pittsburgh safety.
Of course, with all risk there has to be some reward. In 2012, Reynaud had three returns (two on punts and one on kicks) for touchdowns as a Titan. Assuming that Reynaud can hang onto the ball and not make mental errors, he could provide a speed boost to the team’s return game.