Jets add cornerback DJ Reed

A day after expanding their offense, the Jets began addressing their defense Tuesday.

According to a source, the team has reached an agreement with former Seahawks cornerback DJ Reed. The deal will run for three years and cost $33 million. It can’t be signed and made official until 4 p.m. Wednesday, when the league year begins.

Seattle Seahawks DJ Reed #2 intercepts the ball
DJ Reed gives the Jets an experienced cornerback option.
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The 25-year-old Reed knows the system of the jets. He was a fifth-round pick for the 49ers in 2018 when Jets coach Robert Saleh was their defensive coordinator. Reed played under Saleh for two years before spending the last two years with the Seahawks. He started 14 games for Seattle last year and had two interceptions, a fumble recovery and 78 tackles. He has started 24 games and played in 55 in his career. He has four career interceptions.

The Jets started last year with sophomore Bryce Hall and rookie Brandin Echols on the outside corner with rookie Michael Carter II at Nickel. They liked what they were getting out of their young players but knew they needed to add someone to the position. The Jets could also design a cornerback to strengthen the position even further. Jets add cornerback DJ Reed


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