He may not be Darrelle Revis, but the Jets certainly upgraded their secondary on Tuesday afternoon with the signing of Cleveland Browns cornerback Buster Skrine.
A four-year contract, reportedly worth $25 million, sees the Jets land one of the bigger cornerbacks left on the open market but perhaps they overpaid for someone who isn't one of the premier players at his position. While not considered elite, he's tough and physical but at 5-foot-9-inches isn't the ideal press corner for head coach Todd Bowles, who wants physical specimens with length and size.
Still, he should help a secondary that last year was among the worst in the league.
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Size may not be his calling card but he does possess good speed however with a 4.37 time in the 40 at the 2011 NFL Combine. Skrine has been a starter with the Browns the past three seasons and last year acclimated well for head coach Mike Pettine, a former Jets defensive coordinator with a scheme similar to that of Bowles.