NEW YORK – Morris Claiborne is getting a chance to revive his career and give the New York Jets’ secondary a boost.
The former Dallas Cowboys cornerback signed a one-year deal with the Jets on Saturday. Claiborne, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, will help the Jets replace Darrelle Revis, who was released last week.
The Jets announced the signing by posting a photo of Claiborne signing his contract. Financial terms weren’t immediately available, but multiple outlets reported that the deal is for $5 million.
Claiborne’s promising career has been hampered by a laundry list of injuries since being a standout playmaker at LSU.
He played 15 games as a rookie after recovering from a surgically repaired wrist, but appeared in only 10 games the following season because of a dislocated left shoulder and a hamstring injury.
Claiborne’s third season lasted only four games because of a torn left patellar tendon. He returned to start 11 games in 2015 despite dealing with hamstring and ankle injuries.
He was an unrestricted free agent after that season, but re-signed with Dallas on a one-year deal. Claiborne was again beset by injuries as he sat out the last nine regular-season games with a groin injury. Claiborne returned for the Cowboys’ NFC divisional-round playoff loss to Green Bay, but left that game with a rib injury.