Roster News: Jets sign free agent cornerback Jeremy Reeves

While it was somewhat buried in all the speculation following DeSean Jackson’s release, the Jets announced one transaction today. They’ve signed cornerback Jeremy Reeves. Reeves was a projected late-round pick in the 2013 draft but then missed all of 2013 following pectoral surgery in March.

The 5’7″ 170-pounder ran at Iowa State’s pro day last week and turned heads with a sub-4.3 forty and 43″ vertical leap despite the fact he was nursing a sore hamstring. He was an honorable mention all-Big XII selection in 2012.

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

Reeves has similar size to the recently departed Isaiah Trufant, who joined the Browns on a two-year deal, so the Jets may be looking at Reeves as someone they can groom for a similar role. He’s obviously athletic, so perhaps they could also get him involved in the return game. However, he didn’t return kicks in college (other than a touchdown on an onside kick).



49 comments
willgallego
willgallego

@JetsTalkLine anyone have Reeve's 2013 draft scouting report? I saw him rated as 9th best CB last year.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

I think we can put the DJax drama behind us. He wont be coming here. Then again, I said that about Vick, lol. Seriously, I cant see Idzik ever going that route. First off is the price, secondly, he is not an Idzik guy by far.

Pat d
Pat d

Pro Football Draft Guide 2013 did not have Reeves in the top 30 CBs.

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

If he returned an onside kick, does that mean he was on the "hands" unit?  5 INTs in college...hopefully can catch the ball occasionally and maybe steal us a turnover.

lucas
lucas

A 4.29 forty and 40 inch vertical is all I need to know...

Ed D
Ed D

SHUTDOWN CORNER

Hoz
Hoz

Did the Jets sign DeSean Jackson yet? what's taking so long?

Bent
Bent moderator

No BGA for Reeves I'm afraid because he's never played at the NFL level.

bklyndude
bklyndude

@Disgruntled Jets Fan  

It flat out says Chip Kelly didn't want DJax on his team.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Disgruntled Jets Fan  Interesting, but I'm not sure how connected this source is based on their comments.  He starts off by saying "He's not a John Idzik guy" which sounds more like an opinion than a definite statement of disinterest.  Then he loses me when he says "If it does happen, it'll probably be an incentivized deal".


If it does happen?  You just said it wasn't likely to!


Worthwhile to get a source's take, but this doesn't leave me thinking that the guy he was quoting was really in the know.

lindro88
lindro88

Can't wait for the first onside kick.

lindro88
lindro88

He's jumping someone in tonight. Probably be in NY tomorrow.

Zartan
Zartan

@Bent  no excuses Bent, get to work bum.

Bernard Mclaughlin
Bernard Mclaughlin

We signed him for th 4 x 440 relay team..now if we can get a half miler !!!!

Ed D
Ed D

@lindro88 The more and more I watch these contending teams scoop up corners I just wanna scream


If Idzik was gonna make Rex run the D with Dee and a bunch of special teamers, he should have just fired him


Hopefully he has his eye on some potential roster cuts but if our D struggles to cover this season, John Idzik should be the one in front of the firing squad

Bernard Mclaughlin
Bernard Mclaughlin

Oops sorry thought this was the Manhattan College track team blog, my bad.

bklyndude
bklyndude

@Bent @Disgruntled Jets Fan  

He stood by Mike Goodson during his troubles last year,  and most people assume he went to rehab when he was missing due to personal reasons.   I was sure Idzik was going to get rid of him just to set an example.    

If he sent him to rehab and stood by him,  then I think he's got a bit of a soft side,  which I respect.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Disgruntled Jets Fan @Bent  I assume he's talking about high character guys, the sort of people that don't get in trouble...


Who was the most recent signing they made again (before Reeves)?

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

@Disgruntled Jets Fan @Kyle ElyIm not sure it was him but I did remember a story floated around by a "unnamed source" that Tebow wasn't coming here then the next day he came 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Hanknaples  


If the Jets signed Jackson do you really think our lead story would be "Jets sign free agent cornerback Jeremy Reeves"?