While the 49ers and Seahawks drew attention by picking through each other’s scraps this offseason, the Jets and Patriots have been doing it for years.
The Jets made the latest move, though it’s a bit of an unusual one.
The Jets announced they signed former Patriots cornerback Ras-I Dowling to their practice squad.
That a former second-round pick (33rd overall in 2011) was released so quickly speaks to his career arc. The fact he’s still eligible for a practice squad is somewhat amazing, since it means he was never active for nine games in a season.
Injuries were a factor before he was drafted, and continued through both his seasons with the Patriots (both of which ended on IR).
If he’s well, there’s obviously talent there to be developed. And at $6,000 a week, it’s worth a shot.