Jets add Phillip Adams, Walter Powell


The Jets have added their second cornerback in as many days.

Leon McFadden was claimed off of waivers on Sunday and the team announced Monday that they have signed Phillip Adams. Adams was released by the Seahawks on Saturday and spent the last two seasons playing in 31 games for the Raiders. The Jets are the fifth team that he’s played for since 2010, which says a lot about how well he’s played as well as how constant the need for cornerback help is in the current NFL.

It’s particularly acute with the Jets these days, so Adams should make a run at playing time alongside McFadden and anyone else who they might bring in this season.

The Jets also announced that they have claimed wide receiver Walter Powell off of waivers from the Cardinals. Powell was a sixth-round pick in this year’s draft and saw time as a receiver and returner for Arizona in the preseason.

His arrival coincides with the departure of a wideout the Jets drafted in the sixth round. Quincy Enunwa and linebacker Jeremiah George were let go to make room for the newcomers while cornerback Ellis Lankster was dropped so the team could bring back linebacker A.J. Edds.

13 responses to “Jets add Phillip Adams, Walter Powell

  1. Powell is a nice get. More polished than Enunwa at this point and should pair well with Geno’s deep ball.

    Hope Enunwa makes it to the Jets practice squad though. Kid is a raw Anquan Boldin. Tough as nails. Big NFL body. Was a thumper on ST during the preseason and you don’t see that often from a receiver. Love his toughness.

  2. Adams was getting torched by Derek Carr and the Raiders in last preseason game. I wonder if Rex will use him much in week 1.

  3. Reminds me of the old AFL knock down dragouts between the Raiders and the Jets. Jets…Jets…Jets…

  4. Philip Adams was not up to the LOB standard of excellence and he’s gone.

    J-E-T-S seem to be a good career choice for him.


  5. I’m shocked that Powell didn’t make the Cards’ final cuts. He had a great camp & preseason. He’s a guy to keep an eye on – definitely can play at this level.

  6. jets special teams are gonna be so screwed. they’re apparently counting on the idea that you don’t need regulars (lankster, macintyre) and can just plug anyone into the system. hope they’re right.

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