Roster News: Jets claim CB Johnny Patrick on waivers

With free agency set to get underway in just under a week, the Jets are off to an early start, making a depth move via a waiver claim:

The 25-year old Patrick was a third round pick of the New Orleans Saints three years ago. He moved on to San Diego last year, where he started four games (albeit due to injuries). Patrick is 5-11, 191 pounds and ran a 4.48 forty at Louisville’s pro day in 2011.

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

Patrick began last season as a nickel back, seeing plenty of playing time in the slot. Later on in the year, he started four games as injuries began to take their toll on the Chargers’ secondary. He had one interception, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble, but ended the year on injured reserve after suffering an ankle injury in December.

In truth, Patrick’s numbers are not very impressive at first glance. Quarterbacks have had a rating of well over 100 when throwing his way over the past two seasons. Last year, he gave up a completion on 77.6% of his targets – tied for second worst among all NFL corners with a snap count of over 25% (per PFF). He gave up 14.7 yards per catch, but did not get beaten for a touchdown. This was an improvement over 2012, when he was beaten for five scores.

He’s obviously a player who was thought to have some upside when entering the league in 2011 and the Jets will be throwing him into the mix this Summer. He joins the likes of Ras-I Dowling, Ben Ijalana and Jaiquawn Jarrett as former 2011 picks the Jets have picked up in recent times.

Let’s be clear: This isn’t a move that the Jets have made to address a key need, just a depth move that gives them someone with NFL experience and upside to compete for a roster spot next season. The Jets will assume Patrick’s existing contract, which was set to pay him a (non-guaranteed) minimum salary with a workout bonus this year for a total cap hit of $700K.




109 comments
j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

The jets are screwed. I can't believe this is all that idziks doing. We have holes to fill!!!

I can't believe that this is their idea of a successful offseason.

Your welcome bent!

bob
bob

Wait doh minute.....CB Johnny Patrick? Maybe Rex can put some oil on his hips and in his brain and tighten and loosen some nuts here and there on him  .Hey maybe he stop squeaking.



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Hey wait toe minute froggy I tryin to sing a song.

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J. Smooth
J. Smooth

D-Jax for Sanchez straight up?

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Jets agree to terms with Lankster and Walls! Lookin good baby!

will898
will898

DeSean Jackson may be released.

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

As far as camp bodies go, it's nice to bring in talented ones. Patrick may just be a special teamer if he even makes the team, but maybe the light goes on for him and he turns into the guy that was picked 89th a couple years ago. I always prefer fliers like these over lower ceiling moves.

Matt
Matt

Good old Rex - loves a corner that man! Any word on if there is any truth in the Walter Thurmond rumours doing the rounds?

mettle
mettle

I see no downside in claimimg him

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@bob  Sometimes I believe that beneath the seemingly incoherent gibberish of Bob's statements lies a cryptic code of genius that is only discernible to those who truly need it. 

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

Offer a 6th rounder. Better then nothing and we get him before others.

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@will898  I don't care how much of a malcontent. We can buy him a freaking pony if that will make him happy. I want him.

Marvel
Marvel

@johnnyl65  

Walls is a good player, I know he got picked on a couple times but I still like him.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Matt Vincent  I've not even heard any rumors - you have a source?

bklyndude
bklyndude

@J. Smooth @bob   I used to think Bob dabbled in the psychedelic world,  but now I think he's just naturally "Mr. Happy"

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

What about a 6-7th? Better then nothing right?

Brendan
Brendan

@Marvel Definitely a solid depth guy. Got a lot of reps last year, knows the defense. Good job bringing him back. 

Matt
Matt

No source, just flagged up on the twitter rounds the other day - thus the enquiry. Seemed a good fit and with links to Idzik, but could easily be ppl putting 2&2 together.

Bubby Brister
Bubby Brister

@bob @bklyndude@Bent@Brendan  

I climbed to reach the daffodil
Out on a limb so thin
I tumbled down like Jack and Jill
And skinned my little chin

Please use the word 'Isthmus' in a sentence...

bklyndude
bklyndude

@Bent @bob @Brendan That dog must be getting ready for two-a-days.

Every dog has it's day....Dog eat dog world.....

bob
bob

@Brendan @bob


Yep I'm hoping a guard and I know you would like a edge rusher or OLB. and where up against people wanting a receiver and Tight end .LOL and you and me both know its hard to debate that...I have although a lot  faith in Jet organization after last years draft.. Cant wait..

Brendan
Brendan

@bob And thank you for always reminding me to not take this stuff too seriously. A lot of people forget that and it's one of my favorite things about you. And you're a man of the trenches, I can get behind that!

bob
bob

@Brendan @bob

Thank you Brendan That's really kind of ya .

Brendan you have a very good heart.

I think your the best on the blog at begging the question and getting answers..You can really gather information, I like that about you. and you know football.


bob
bob

@J. Smooth @bklyndude@bob


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I love you guys and I like reading the blog.

I think everybodys smart.

Bent
Bent moderator

@J. Smooth @j3tsfan29  Am I missing something.  Swear I just read D-Jax is going nowhere per Philly sources???

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@j3tsfan29  If they're gonna trade him, they'll want a lot more than that, and some other team will give it to them.

J. Smooth
J. Smooth

@Marvel @Brendan  Eric Smith used to turn his head around too, he was just facing the wrong direction.

Marvel
Marvel

@Brendan

 He's a corner who  turns his head around. Automatically earns a like from me.

Matt
Matt

You're not wrong...

Matt
Matt

Nice one. Seems to be a lot of posturing about us chasing the seahawks FAs at the mo. Gotta say I'd be pretty happy if they picked up Thurmond and Tate!

Bent
Bent moderator

@Matt Vincent  Haven't heard anything yet, but have my ear to the ground!