Frostee Rucker visited Jets

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The Jets had one of head coach Todd Bowles’ former players from his days as defensive coordinator of the Cardinals in for a visit.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that defensive lineman Frostee Rucker was in for a visit with the team. Rucker joined Arizona in 2013, which was the first of two years that Bowles ran the Cardinals defense before getting the Jets job.

Rucker, who entered the NFL with the Bengals in 2006, came off the bench for most of those two seasons, but started all 16 games for the Cardinals last season. He finished the year with 29 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

The Jets have added Brandon Copeland to their defensive line group this offseason and they also re-signed veteran Mike Pennel earlier in free agency.

8 responses to “Frostee Rucker visited Jets

  1. It’s amazing to me how incompetent some front offices are, the Jets were very weak up the middle in stopping the run because they didn’t have the lineman to stop and also due to small linebackers, Jonathan Hankins is still out there and can remedy that problem day one and don’t give me the scheme fit excuse the guys big but is an athlete.

  2. @gohometrolls

    No, the Jets have Steve McLendon at DT/NT who is a way better player against the run and comes much cheaper. There is a reason Hankins remains unsigned after being released by the Colts and got turned down by the Redskins when both teams need all the help they can get on defense.

  3. @ryann25213 All true I should have specified Hankins would play DE on the right side, Williams, McClendon and Hankins it would be pretty tough to run on that not to mention protect and cover those small fast inside linebackers they have, not to mention the lack of overall talent on the roster couldn’t hurt to actually have players who could make a difference.

  4. Better than anyone Pats signed. OH yeah, they did get that one free agent the Browns cut. Long live the Brady and Gronk revolt! Everyone wants out of BB hell!

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