Jets sign Pierre Desir

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The Jets released cornerbacks Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts in recent days and they moved to help restock the position on Sunday by picking up a player discarded by the Colts.

Connor Hughes of TheAthletic.com was the first to report that the team has reached agreement on a one-year deal with Pierre Desir.

Desir was released by the Colts this weekend after signing a three-year, $11.25 million deal with the team last year. He started 11 games during the 2019 season and recorded 50 tackles and three interceptions.

Desir joins fellow ex-Colt Nate Hairston, Brian Poole, Arthur Maulet and Bless Austin at cornerback for the Jets.

5 responses to “Jets sign Pierre Desir

  1. He can’t be worse than the over paid scrubs (except for Poole) the Jets had last year at CB.
    If he’s a little below average, thats an improvement.

  2. Please know I am not trolling. It seems the Jets are making moves just to make them, to placate the impatient fans waiting for some move to improve the team. None of what they did looks like anything significant. I’d be livid if I were a fan of theirs. Nothing moves. No plan, it seems.

  3. Pierre Desir? For real, that’s his name? Missed his calling in the porn industry. . . or did he?

  4. “Nothing moves. No plan, it seems.”

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    They’ve been trying all offseason to attract high end free agents to their team. They did it last year too. The Joe Douglas front office has not a full year under their legs yet, but Christopher Johnson seems to be pushing his team to try and change the perception of the Jets as a team that free agents want to play for. Whether that is successful, we will see. But they have been making an effort-to this point, it hasn’t worked. I believe that they’re assuming that, sooner or later, someone will pick them, and that will help attract future FAs.

    Adam Gase is not a coach that most players flock to in free agency, however, as far as I know. Bowles at least could attract former players or defensive backs that liked his system. Gase does not have a reputation as a players’ coach or a sustained history of success, which, coupled with the Jets’ recent history of mediocrity, makes them a less than desirable location for most high end free agents. The Jets swung and missed on a few higher level free agents the last two offseasons, but I cannot say that they aren’t trying. The McGovern signing was a good move, as is the Desir signing, but they tried for a couple of bigger name guys and failed-liked Jack Conklin. But they haven’t gone after splash signings, like star WRs or ballhawk corners. Part of changing the perception is changing the culture, and that’s what they’re trying to do, along with shedding a lot of the dead weight from the past, like Trumaine Johnson. Can’t blame Douglas for that.

  5. Low Risk – High Reward. Saw this guy play in person several times. Before his injury, he shut down Hopkins twice in 2018 season. High character. Hope he does well. Colts fan.

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