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Cornerback-needy Jets claim McFadden

As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s “we can’t do any worse so why not give it a shot?”  Or something.

Per multiple reports, which PFT has confirmed, former Browns cornerback Leon McFadden has been claimed on waivers by the Jets.

The 68th overall pick in 2013, the Browns selected McFadden one spot before the Cardinals picked Tyrann Mathieu.  The choice was made by former G.M. Michael Lombardi, who now serves as a consultant to the Jets’ most hated rivals, the Patriots.

McFadden appeared in all 16 games last year with two starts.  He now bolsters a depth chart depleted by injury and the bizarre circumstances surrounding veteran Dimitri Patterson, who was cut on Saturday.

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25 Responses to “Cornerback-needy Jets claim McFadden”
  1. nehxas says: Aug 31, 2014 1:45 PM

    Saw this coming. Needed someone and the guy has spent the summer learning a system that should be very similar (Ryan, Pettine). Also still young with upside. Very glad Idzik didn’t go in the opposite direction with Bailey (a total Tannenbaum move)

  2. nehxas says: Aug 31, 2014 1:47 PM

    Oh and nice job with calling who the Jets pick up trash when he was drafted but these vets let go being picked up by other teams and there is no such comments.

  3. playgroundlgnd says: Aug 31, 2014 1:47 PM

    One man’s trash is right.. he single handedly lost us the Patriots game last year that we had in our hands in the final 2 minutes.

    Rob Chudsinski can blame this cat for loosing his dream job

  4. m1mplax39 says: Aug 31, 2014 1:48 PM

    He will probably be burned for two touchdowns opening day

  5. borisbulldog says: Aug 31, 2014 1:54 PM

    McFadden was responsible for 80% of the Browns defensive penalties and 45% of the receiving yards given up.

    Nice pick-up!

  6. mrzazz41387 says: Aug 31, 2014 2:06 PM

    You guys are talking like he is a seasoned vet that has been in the league a while. He was an early 3rd rounder, and cut after 1 year. I repeat! Cut after 1 year. I know a lot of great players who had bad rookie season. I mean a lot.

  7. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 31, 2014 2:17 PM

    Question: How can we make our secondary worse than it already is ?

  8. jetsmmt says: Aug 31, 2014 2:25 PM

    He can’t be any worse than what the Jets have out there currently. Probably signed him for depth more than anything else.

  9. swagger52 says: Aug 31, 2014 2:34 PM

    Is it any wonder the Patriots win the AFC L east every year? The Jets and Bills are looking for starters at QB and CB at the end of pre-season.

  10. bettis3636 says: Aug 31, 2014 2:46 PM

    Has there been a good McFadden in the NFL yet??

  11. duluthvikesfan says: Aug 31, 2014 2:57 PM

    Wow, I didn’t realize Cleveland was suddenly so good that they could afford to cut a high 3rd round pick from just one year ago.

  12. afc22 says: Aug 31, 2014 3:03 PM

    Idzik and Ryan are praying Darrin Walls has a break out year.

  13. 34defense2014 says: Aug 31, 2014 3:19 PM

    Idzik is running the show, Ryan is just a puppet. I know Idzik wants to do it the Seahawks way, through the draft. The Jets are, in my opinion, depending if Geno is as good as he looks? It all depends on that! If Geno can play at a high level?!! Big if!!!’ But if he can!? We have the O line, and with that D line! The Jets are one or two pieces away from winning!

  14. bobby927 says: Aug 31, 2014 3:22 PM

    Cornerback needy???? Didn’t they have some all-world guy named Revis on their team? Who by the way now plays for their divisional rivals/enemies!

  15. playgroundlgnd says: Aug 31, 2014 3:47 PM

    In addition to what I said above.. for those of you saying “how can we cut him after 1 year..”

    It wasn’t that he was bad.. it was the way he was bad.

    He is SUPER sloooow
    Constantly penalized bc he was beat almost every play and had to hold..

    He was a terrible Lombardi pick

  16. jclark6528 says: Aug 31, 2014 3:56 PM

    I was so worried the Browns were going to keep this guy…..thank goodness they didn’t. He was a “walking penalty”…..

  17. ytownjoe says: Aug 31, 2014 4:11 PM

    McFadden is a penalty machine. Under the new rules, no team can afford to allow him on the field. If he plays every down of one game, he will set the NFL record.

  18. catquick says: Aug 31, 2014 4:26 PM

    Meanwhile, at Belleview hospital the morgue has noticed a missing cadaver being wheeled out of the freezer in a Jets uniform. As the vandals ran down the hall with the gurney they were heard to yell ” I’m not Rex Ryan, by the way, I like your feet!”

  19. nyjalleffingday says: Aug 31, 2014 4:51 PM


    No cornerback is worth 16 million a year, I’m glad he’s gone, he’s the Patsies problem now. If anything, the Jets should have restructured Antonio Cromarties contract.

  20. kwjsb says: Aug 31, 2014 5:24 PM

    Cornerback needy?

    A woman that needy gets a order of protection….

    This is WAY to NEEDY

  21. N/A says: Aug 31, 2014 5:49 PM

    He’s AWFUL.

  22. RexCanCoach says: Aug 31, 2014 6:25 PM

    He is only a band-aid or break-in-event-of-emergency CB if we are unable to trade for McCourty or J. Joseph before next Sunday…

  23. jr325 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:44 PM

    The way the league is going it doesn’t matter who your cornerback is. There will be a flag thrown on 90% of incomplete passes anyway.

  24. Blown Call Sports says: Aug 31, 2014 11:52 PM

    The NFL has gone way overboard on the defensive holding penalties this preseason. It has made the games unwatchable at times and crappy DBs like McFadden look even worse when the refs are looking for a reason to flag you.

  25. martybugs2 says: Sep 1, 2014 1:15 AM

    Even revis was terrible his first year,Rex knows how to coach.Rex will get the best out of this guy.If he stinks we cut him,no harm no foul…

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